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Weird Bike Wednesday - Tree Branch Bicycle
The frame is made from a tree branch (Photo courtesy of Bike Rumor) Out on the Bike Rumor website , I found this bike, which used a tree branch for its frame. It was built by Steve Chang, the marketing manager at Calfee Designs . They were one of the first ...

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Touring Tuesday - Cycle North Carolina
Bicycle and other whirligigs in Wilson, North Carolina As a bicycle shop, we get a lot of material in the mail advertising upcoming bicycle rides. One that came recently was for the Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Ride. It is a 7-day ride that start...

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Beginner Mountain Bike Rides at Southwestway Park
Riders for the First Mountain Bike Ride The Indianapolis Mountain Bike Meetup had its first beginner mountain bike ride on Wednesday, March 22 at Southwestway Park. This weekly ride is led by John Wall (Not in the photo, he was taking it). Riders meet at Ci...

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Friday Photo - Alden Carbon Streamlining
Scott triathlon bike with Alden Carbon outer chainring covers Check out this Scott triathlon / time trial bike. It is equipped with a carbon chainring cover from Alden Carbon , based in Seymour, Indiana (That's right - John Mellencamp's home town) to reduce...

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Thursday Video - No Snow Dogsledding
Who needs snow for dogsledding? (Photo courtesy of Mushing magazine) This video comes from Canberra, the capital of Australia. They don't get much snow there, so they often have to improvise if they want to have dogsled races. For their sleds, they appear t...

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Weird Bike Wednesday - The Tandem Plane
Accelerating to takeoff speed This week's weird bike comes from the 2012 Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby . Everything in the parade has to be human powered .The event has been renamed and is now the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Kinetic Sc...

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Touring Tuesday - Spain on a Montague Paratrooper Pro
Paratrooper  Pro in front of Sadaba Castle in Spain Montague makes folding bicycles. Unlike most other brands of folding bikes, they use full size wheels. This means they don't fold up as small, but they ride like a regular bicycle. The blog on the Montague...

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Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council
Mayor Hogsett on the 2016 Polar Bear Pedal Circle City Bicycles attended the February meeting of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council . According to their website: The purpose of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council is to advise City of Indianapolis leaders...

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Friday Photo - Bicycle Trash Hauler
With 5 full garbage cans, I hope he doesn't have to climb many hills This week's photo comes from the Bikes at Work folks. This is a small company located in Ames, Iowa that make bicycle trailers for towing. All of their trailers have the same basic design....

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Thursday Video - A Handle for Your Bicycle
The Little Lifter from Walnut Studiolo is great if you have to carry your bike up stairs This week's video comes from Walnut Studiolo, makers of the Little Lifter. It's a simple but ingenious product. It's basically a leather handle with buckles at both end...
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