The bike got a bit of a kicking on Bike Exif, prompting the graphic below. Mud was slung. Noses put out of joint. It's amazing how fizzed-up some people can get about the style of someone else's bike. It's not my personal favourite El Solitario bike (we put that on the cover of SB16 - Petardo), but the more I look at it the more I think it looks a lot of fun - especially as it's going to be a beach blaster headed for the Canary Isles. And the owner, who commissioned it, loves it.
The negativity directed towards their often controversial builds has led the Galician crew to turn up at last weekend's Wheels and Waves with stickers on their vehicles reading.
The World's Most Hated Bikes
As the wise man, Stevie Gee professes, Love Makin' Hate Hatin'. G