Increasingly, I am observing vintage or used bicycles being employed as yard/garden art. In this post are two examples from one street (16th) here in Traverse City, Michigan. Bicycle are a terrific decorative addition to the yard/garden or can be … Continue reading
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One of the last photos of this musical genius and icon is of Prince riding his bicycle. Rest in peace and thank you always being true to your Midwestern hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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Tandem bicycles –two wheels powered by four feet -double the pleasure. Rick Brown 2016
InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City.
This charming statue is located in Clinch Park along the TART Trail and the Traverse City, Michigan waterfront. The statue was created by Verna Bartnick and depicts a parent teaching their child to ride a bike, as they must eventually let the … Continue reading
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Just in case anyone needed reminding, the proper use of bicycle helmets is to protect us from falling or flying bicycles. Thank you to Dan Piraro (a.k.a. Bizarro) for humorously clarifying that important public safety matter. Enjoy!
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Every now and then, we cyclists get an amazing opportunity to ride across a long, memorable, or unique bridge. The experience may be enhanced by the scenic vistas, the design/architecture of the bridge, the weather, the comradery, or the sheer … Continue reading
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Discovered this great new tandem bicycle sticker while in Elk Rapids, Michigan this past week. Given Michigan, with its two geographically distinct peninsulas, is the only state that can properly ride a tandem bike (although the Lower Peninsula appears to … Continue reading
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