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Tony and his really groovy bike…

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So this is Tony. And that’s his really groovy bike. I was riding home today on a particularly hot and humid evening after a bustling day at work when I noticed him in front of me. He was riding somewhat slow and with headphones on, so I pulled up next to him and had to yell to get his attention. I asked if I could take his photo and he said yes. I started to pull over but he pointed to a sunny spot at the next corner. Tony is proud of his bike, as he should be. He built it from the ground up. I asked him if he minded if I took a few photos and he obliged, but with the caveat “don’t forget the hog” (which is in the bottom photo). That is one cool bike, I told him. Thank you was all he said. And then we rode our separate ways.

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Things that can be carried on a bike (#633)…

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A quarter-sheet of plywood and various tools.


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Mului and his new bike!

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Nearly a month ago I posted a fundraiser request to get fellow co-worker Mului a new bike (click here for that post, or here for the original Go Fund Me page). At the time I was impressed (but mostly moved) by the fact that what I thought would take a week or two to raise the money only took an hour-and-a-half! Well the check finally came in and I was able to pick up his new bike with him today. In the picture above (from L to R) is yours truly, Mului, and Tom, the owner of Rick Cycle that helped put the bike together for us. I just wanted to say thank you again to all who helped with the donations.

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A bike-centric post for National Bike Month (and week)

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So as many of you know, May is National Bike Month, and this week is National Bike Week. And over the past week or so I have been seeing a fair amount of bike activity. The biggest being that there are tons of people on bikes with the warm weather upon us (I just wish more of them would follow the rules of the road). Anyhow, I thought I’d post a few random photo representing this. Pictured above are two bikes which are part of the brand new Buffalo Bike Share program…I have been seeing these bikes everywhere. Below are two friendly guys (And I am really sorry that I cannot remember your names) who are offering free breakfast or take-away lunches or coffee from Cafe 59 (in recognition of Bike Week). The chap on the left is from Rick Cycle Shop right across the street, and on the right is from Go Bike Buffalo…thanks guys! The next photo down shows a full “parking lot” at the local JCC (you can see the Mundo in the distance). Next are a couple photos of random bicycle tire sculptures I’ve been seeing around. And the last photo really has nothing to do with bikes other than I pass it everyday while riding one…but I really like it. Anyhow, to quote Freddy Mercury…get on your bikes and ride!


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And by the way…

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The month of May is National Bike Month

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