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Russ's dad's gun bike | by Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious
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Russ's dad's gun bike

Russ in Cleveland sent this photo of his dad's bike to me. He writes of this bike: " It's a pretty simple rack using two wood mounts and some elastic to hold it in place. He is not a hard core gun nut or anything crazy like that, just a practical person trying to protect his garden, farm, and beehives.


The bike is a new addition. My brothers and sisters bought my parents two second hand bikes in December for Christmas presents. After not having bicycles on hand for twenty years my parents have embraced cycling again usually going for 5 to 10 mile outings once a week. Both are in their sixties, and my dad newly retired now uses the bike for lots of neighborhood commuting (ex. cycling to church, to the neighbors, to creek). Its pretty cool to see.


On another note. I am approaching 100 continuous days of cycling to work without using my car, (June 26 was the last day). I've been a bike commuter for 4 years now, but this is the longest streak without breaking down to use my car. I just needed to toot my own horn. "

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Taken on October 12, 2008