Ok so first off a confession, This is my second build off entry under my Bikewhorder name but I competed in BOTEN under an alias (Waldo Jeffers) for reasons that aren't important now. I did pretty good, finished third overall even though my bike was a bit rough around the edges. This year I'm taking the concept of that bike and refining it to bring it to the next level. My last build I wanted to make something that looked like it could have come from the early days of balloon tire bicycle design, This year my design is free of any arbitrary restrictions on the final form. I've been working on the design of this bike for over a year now. I think I've drawn and redrawn it to the point that I've exhausted all the design possibilities. I'm super excited about what I've come up with and I hope the next 12 weeks will be fruitful and productive. Last year I was busy building myself a welding shop and I purchased a Tig welder and I've been learning to use it. This bike will be entirely from scratch. One thing I leaned last in my last build is that trying to salvage old bike frame parts is not an effective strategy. I'm also going to build a proper jig to hold the parts together rather than just hoping it doesn't warp and move as I weld it (it always does!) Here's a pic of my full size drawing. I'm covering the fork because that's the pièce de résistance of the bike and I'm not ready to reveal it just yet. I hope I can pull this off before the deadline!