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WillynHook 11-18-13 09:22 AM

The World on my XtraCycle, seriously!
Well, this is the craziest thing I've ever done. :rolleyes: 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.

Dr. Joe

BobbyG 11-18-13 04:39 PM

Very cool! I see rolling blilboard possibilities.

Artkansas 11-19-13 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by WillynHook (Post 16255827)

Amazingly cool, Dr. Joe.

xtrajack 11-19-13 12:32 PM

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.

wahoonc 11-19-13 05:24 PM

Sweet! Need pictures of the rest of the parade.

Aaron :)

WillynHook 11-29-13 05:25 PM

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

Parade shots later next week.

Dr. Joe

chriskmurray 11-29-13 11:09 PM

That is pretty awesome!

Is that reflective tape wrapped around your spokes? That alone looks pretty good too.

noglider 12-03-13 04:39 PM


squirtdad 12-03-13 05:16 PM

I am really thinking a future version could be a disco ball, with change color lights, and sound system..... break out the double knit.

Bat22 12-15-13 01:28 PM

What a great job putting that together!

WillynHook 01-23-14 01:42 PM

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.


Dr. Joe

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