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Old 11-18-13, 09:22 AM   #1
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The World on my XtraCycle, seriously!

Well, this is the craziest thing I've ever done. I have the entire world spinning on my bike. Trying to get ready for the Christmas parade here in town with Bike-SBY (local advocacy group).
This year's theme is "Around the World" and as you can see, I am the world around which other nations are going to orbit. Other bikes will have appropriate national kits/flags etc...

Still have work to do, the world spins, but I need to paint my contraption and provide some illumination for the night time parade.



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Old 11-18-13, 04:39 PM   #2
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Very cool! I see rolling blilboard possibilities.
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Amazingly cool, Dr. Joe.
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Dr. Joe,
Are those the new X-2 Xtracycle bags?

If so, what are your thoughts on them, compared to the original Freeloaders?
I just ordered the Dummy bags for mine. My original Freeloaders are showing their age hard.

There was a thread somewhere asking about the X-2 vs. the Dummy bags. I didn't think to subscribe to that thread.
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Sweet! Need pictures of the rest of the parade.

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Update: I've got the lighting going. (Music too!)




Parade shots later next week.

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That is pretty awesome!

Is that reflective tape wrapped around your spokes? That alone looks pretty good too.
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I am really thinking a future version could be a disco ball, with change color lights, and sound system..... break out the double knit.
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What a great job putting that together!
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Berlin, MD Xmas Parade. The video doesn't show how well the globe "glowed" for the crowd. Every kid from 4-8 years old would yell...."WOW! That's the world!"
We had about 30 bikes in the parade.


Day Time Parade: Salisbury, MD - Turn out by our bike folks was low because the parade was postponed.
We show up at the 7minute mark in the video.

[video]http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01961&video=180585[/ame]

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