Back in January of last year, Hudson Urban Bicycles
proposed a bold experiment: Leave a locked-up bike
on the streets of New York's SoHo neighborhood
and take a photograph of it every day. Like the crumbling of a mountain side from eons of erosion, the bike vanished bit by bit as it was stripped of its parts. It takes nearly six months before the first act of larceny occurs -- the theft of the bike's water bottle -- and it's all downhill from there. By day 270, the bike is completely gone.