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Gnarly Charly: The Bike Punk Activist

Monday, May 1, 2017

Activist-anarchist-cyclist-rocker-gymnast Gnarly Charly seems to have arrived from another dimension, one where the laws of gravity and the rules of society don't apply. The 28-year-old's multiple creative callings make for an impressive résumé — leader of "bike punk" band Pedal Strike, de facto jefe of an underground cycling sect, designer of wild traffic-punk streetwear, builder of chopped lowrider bicycles (he rides what he calls a custom "Resistance to the Man, Rolling Chicano Power Kinetic Sculpture Machine"), gymnastics instructor for the city and a paragon of parkour capable of eye-popping feats. Read the L.A. Weekly article here

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