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    IguanaFred Rider WillynHook's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member BobbyG's Avatar
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    Very cool! I see rolling blilboard possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillynHook View Post


    Dr. Joe
    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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    IguanaFred Rider WillynHook's Avatar
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    Update: I've got the lighting going. (Music too!)

    20131127_192239_LLS[1].jpg
    Lights.jpg

    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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    Ha!
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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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!
    Ride like a teen machine

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    IguanaFred Rider WillynHook's Avatar
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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.

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

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