Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy July 4th

Just a quick post today for those two or three people who are sitting around wasting time on the internet instead of celebrating America's birthday.

My little neighborhood in Akron always has a July 4th Kids' Bike Parade -- all the kids decorate their bikes and parade around the block with a marching drum corps and a police escort. It's a perfect day for it.

The Retrokids and their one-family parade train.
The Retrokids decorated our bike train -- consisting of my early 80s Stumpjumper and a double Trail-A-Bike. For added effect, we also tacked on our old Burley trailer with a cardboard cutout that I made of the Statue of Liberty.
There's the train in all it's glory. Stumpjumper, double Trail-A-Bike, and a Burley trailer.
With the three of us pedaling, and pulling Lady Liberty along with us, we attracted more than our fair share of attention. There were ribbons for the best-decorated bikes -- somehow we didn't win. Are you kidding me? We were practically a bike parade all by ourselves. Doesn't matter. There were popsicles for everyone at the end of the ride. Fun times.

Happy 4th of July folks. Now shut off the computer and go outside!

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