Suddenly, a man in a vintage hat rides up, hip-hop blaring from a glowing Plexiglas container shaped like a tropical fish set above the back wheel of his bicycle, control lights flashing. Fossil Fool, a rolling rapper from San Francisco who rides the college circuit preaching the benefits of peddling, grabs his microphone, cranks up the volume and starts to rap.
Paul Freedman, aka Fossil Fool
, is one of the founders of Rock the Bike
, which makes Soul Cycles -- bicycle-based, often human-powered hi-fi and PA systems
-- for "playing clean, powerful, uplifting music at street festivals and off-grid parties
." RTB recently made a mobile DJ booth
for Austin's DJ Manny; here's how.
Attention, party-throwers: In 2008, you may well be able to rent or borrow a Soul Cycle
for your own shindig.