Talk at the Robbins Library: Space Exploration by Bicycle: the Adventures of SCUL

Wednesday, May 11th: 7:00 p.m. Robbins Library 700 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington MA I don my Fleet Admiral uniform and speaks of origins, influences, and notable adventures of the twenty seasons of pilots flying structurally-modified and electronically-enhanced bicycle-machines known as ships, on rides known as missions, in the greater Boston area and beyond.  

SCUL Flight Formation Drills

Believe it or not, SCUL pilots often hone their chopper-handling skills from time to time. We had the pleasure of being followed by camera-toting drone owned and operated by one of our newest recruits, f-stop For more information visit The Friendly Skies on

Photo: Jim Kiely

Double Vision: Talk at 13 Forest Gallery

Back in August I gave a talk at 13 Forest Gallery about my childhood, starting and growing a bicycle chopper gang, and the evolution of the Astrobot as a species designed to live through the ages. It was a real pleasure to have such an engaging and provocative dialogue with the folks who came to the talk. Gallery hosts Marc Gurton and Jim Kiely are always going out of their way to help everyone feel welcome and at ease.

SCUL at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem

Back in May the friendly neighborhood chopper gang infamously known as SCUL received a transmission from Soniya Tejwani, the Museum Educator at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, inviting us to participate in event called B.Y.O.B. or Bring Your Own Bike night, on May 15th from 6-9 p.m. While typically we ride on Saturnights, we were excited to travel to a system we had never chopped, and to be involved with something as grand as this event was an offer we couldn’t pass up.

Iron Cog 2009

The Iron Cog Award is the highest honor you can receive in SCUL. It is typically given to only one pilot once per season. Each Iron Cog trophy is different. I try to make each trophy suit the pilot. Sometimes they spin dangerously, and sometimes they are on fire.