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Old 12-26-08, 08:15 AM   #1
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Santa Bikes Around Town

I have a bike and a Santa suit, so..........

Christmas afternoon Santa took to his bicycle and rode around town. What a blast! So many smiles from people, laughs, and waving. People taking photos with their cell phone cams.
Santa had 4 dozen candy canes, which lasted about an hour. The children loved it! Many came out, running to the road. Momma's came out with their cameras, "Can we take a photo of you with our kids, Santa?"
This may have to become a tradition.
Among the interesting experiences, a lady asked to take Santa's photo, then asked, "So, did you loose a bet or something?" Santa explained he was doing it for fun, and giving out candy to the children. After several questions, the lady introduced herself, she was a reporter for a local newspaper!
Bringing joy to others, isn't that one of the things we should do at Christmas time?
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Old 12-26-08, 08:54 AM   #2
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Santa has to do something to wind down from the stress of 48 hours constant delivery.
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Old 12-26-08, 09:09 AM   #3
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I wore a Santa hat while riding around yesterday. One thing I figured out is that the temperature would need to be right before wearing a Santa suit. The 60's wouldn't cut it!

Looks like a great time, be sure and check your newspaper for pictures of yourself.
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One of my buddies looks just like Santa, and gets a lot of enjoyment out of playing Santa. As do the kids that see him. My sister saw a picture of us taken during the summer on my fridge, and asked what I was doing with Santa during the summer - she seemed kind of disappointed when I told her he was really an alderman.
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Just picked up a copy of today's paper. I made the front page!
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Cool! Now you have to go buy a dozen copies for keepsakes!
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Looks like fun. Snowed most of Christmas day in Reno so virtually no kids out and the roads were SLIPPERY for biking. I need to get a set of studded tires for one of the bikes.
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I'm glad you didn't crash. That would have been a bad site for the kids to see Santa lying on the side of the road.
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I'm glad you didn't crash. That would have been a bad site for the kids to see Santa lying on the side of the road.
That was a bit of a concern, as I knew I'd probably be riding slow, and doing lots of stopping. So I changed out my pedals, took off the clipless ones and put on the platform pedals...
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FWIW here's ours as shown on the telly:
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