MYSTERY: Bicycle brought up from the deep?

Kathy sent the photo and question. Maybe you know the answer?

Saw this fabulous salt-and-barnacle-encrusted bike on a walk yesterday near the water taxi dock. Would love to know the story behind it – I assume some divers brought it up and left it as urban art….

12 Replies to "MYSTERY: Bicycle brought up from the deep?"

  • Jeff May 30, 2021 (3:21 pm)

    Looks like one of the lime bikes that was all over the place a couple years ago.    Often thrown into ravines and the water.   This one looks like it has a big battery pack on the back. 

  • John May 30, 2021 (3:33 pm)

    Isn’t that one of the Lime rental bikes.I found one in the creek at Schmitz Park last year.Moved it back to the street.

  • KWestSeattle May 30, 2021 (3:46 pm)

    After eating at Marination last Thursday, my 16 year old and his cousin saw this bike submerged in the water by the dock and pulled it up. 

    • Also John May 30, 2021 (6:35 pm)

      Yup….I saw it a month ago submerged at the end of the pier.  It was right under the fish cleaning trough.  On these recent tides one could’ve gotten it.

    • Kathy May 31, 2021 (8:41 am)

      Thanks for solving the mystery and to your son and his cousin for pulling it out. It was a fun thing to come across on a morning walk. And thanks to WSB for posting the question!

  • Cricket May 30, 2021 (3:50 pm)

    Definitely an old lime bike, sadly I think people threw a lot of these in the water. I wonder if there is a way to recycle the batteries. Barnacles look cool though!

  • JohnW May 30, 2021 (5:41 pm)

    Photographed May 20

  • Alex May 30, 2021 (8:55 pm)

    I see an unattended bike on the sidewalk. Instantly, I have internally claimed it, I feel entitled to have it for my own.  But wait, it’s locked, apparently I would have to pay to use it?! But I WANTED IT! I will not stand for this injustice! I must act— If I can’t have this bike, nobody can. Into the ocean it goes..Thats my best guess on the logic. 

  • Ed May 30, 2021 (8:57 pm)

    Hope that battery shorted out! Otherwise you’ll be calling for the fire department!

  • StopCuttingDownTrees May 31, 2021 (1:47 am)

    That’s one of those new Brine rental bikes.

  • miws May 31, 2021 (4:27 pm)

    Let’s see…we have Lime, we have Salt, all we need now is…

    • waikikigirl May 31, 2021 (5:14 pm)

      HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! Good one Mike!

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