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Old 12-03-07, 04:41 PM   #1
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Tall Bikes on Parade

The Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas did its third entry in the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday parade this year. The weather was perfect.

We had a greater range of bikes than ever before, including foldies, MTBs, road bikes, a hand made recumbent, and a tandem recumbent. Also a couple of people from the Arkansas Sustainability Network brought along their tall bikes. The tall bikes were real crowd pleasers, and they coped with the start-stop nature of a parade by constantly circulating around other bikes and between them.




I was on my Giant Stiletto chopper, and I kept circulating like a shark and with my fat tires I could do very tight, high speed doughnuts. Woo hoo!

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Well, the little bear sitting on the seat of my bike started on the 2nd part of his adventure. He got dropped off to the toy drive this morning on the way to work. The local TV station was doing a broadcast at a store not too far off of my usual commute so I knew it was the day to get him on his way to his new life.

Folks there also liked the Santa hat on my helmet. I wear it from the parade to Christmas. I find it softens the reactions of some drivers during this busy holiday season.
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How many riders turned out total? It looks like a very happy group--even if you forgot to take a photo of yourself on the chopper !

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We had 14 riders in the parade including a couple of guys who were on foldies on the side of the parade, and as we passed them I invited them into the parade and they accepted.
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We had 14 riders in the parade including a couple of guys who were on foldies on the side of the parade, and as we passed them I invited them into the parade and they accepted.
Oh, that's cool! I think that would be fun to be watching a parade and then get invited to participate .

Absolutely I would join in!

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