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Two Bikes Eaten By a Tree

If you’ve been following the blog since October 2011, you might have seen the original post of Bicycle Heaven with the four fiberglass Bowden Spacelander bicycles. 

Today after a district in-service meeting at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, a few of us dropped over to see Craig Morrow and his amazing Bicycle Heaven.  We got to see the latest addition.

Two bicycles in a tree were found in a farmer’s field that was being cleared.

The tree enveloped the bikes as it grew.

Found near Alliance, Ohio.  Posted on Craigslist. And then someone gave Craig a call about the Bike Tree and thought he might be interested in adding it to the Bicycle Museum’s collection.

When they cut the grass and underbrush, they found this…..  a 1930’s bicycle and a 1960’s bicycle, enmeshed in the tree’s growth.

Bike Tree

Thanks Marty, fellow art teacher, for moving the sign so I could get a good shot.

bicycle spokes and bark

It is something to see

Bike Tree

You’ve got to see it to believe it

Two bikes in a tree

The power and force of nature 

Freak of Nature

Here’s  the sign that Marty moved for me.


The Bike Tree

Craig MorrowCraig Morrow Owner of Bicycle Heaven – Curator of Bicycle Museum-

A welcoming host and knowledgeable guide for all things bicycle.

Bicycles Bicycles Bicycles Bicycles

banana bicycle seats Banana seats

bicycle tires

Bicycle tires for every bike

BicyclesRepetition and rhythm

mannequin

Not sure what this mannequin’s role is at Bicycle Heaven but she’s interesting

Wanted Antique BicyclesGive Craig Morrow a call.  Make a trip to Pittsburgh to see Bicycle Heaven in person.

If you need bicycle parts, he’ll mail order

bicycle parts ready to mail

Bicycle parts awaiting shipping.   

You can rent the place for an event, too.

 

Here is a link Blog follower Jack sent to me later today about another old rusting bike, enveloped by a tree


Knit the Bridge is All Over the News

I went to a Knit-In this morning.

You might have seen the Knit the Bridge project on or in the news.  Start time was at 6AM and was to go to at least 6PM.

I  got some coffee and grabbed a chair and a blanket to pad the wooden seat.  The group was on the North Side of the Bridge stitching while the teams who were trained ( insurance requirement) donned hard hats and sore fingers, using zip ties and floss like string to attach the pieces.

One hundred twenty more black railing covers were needed (12×75″) to cover the bottom rails in black, too.

It was fun and I met some nice knitters, crocheters and encouragers who came down to check it all out.  The organizers  headed by Amanda Gross and her team are working long and hard hours to get all the colorful  panels installed on the Seventh Street Bridge AKA the Andy Warhol Bridge.  I did hear someone say they were feeling a bit frazzled.  I can only imagine.

 There were boxes of bagels and supportive and interesting conversation as we stitched.  A woman next to me, Sue, has made 35 afghans this year for soldiers in Afghanistan.  There was a PR team documenting the project on film.  They interviewed her and she showed them photos of her work.  That’s a lot of stitching.

Then Veronica arrived.  Told me she had been crocheting for 80 years.  No kidding!!  She made two panels for the bridge and lots of railing covers, too.  Christina showed me how to double crochet so I could get finished faster. She was patient and a good teacher so I zipped along until I had to leave.

Thanks Leah for inviting me down, getting the word out!

Andy Warhol Bridge

Knit in at Knit the Bridge

Bringing people together from many communities- the Knit-In in progress on the North Side of the Bridge

Coffee and Knitting

Rigging Men Arrive

the Bridge is closed to traffic except for these riggers arriving.

Colorful panels

Sue is interviewed

Sue( sporting her son’s old bicycle shirt)  being interviewed by the PR team filming a documentary about the Knit the Bridge project

The Bridge is Closed

Knit the Bridge

Installing one of the panels.  Note the black railing covers and the zip ties.  And the volunteer workers!


Painting the Bike Lane on Bleecker Street and Bicycles in the City

iPhone shot of the bike lane on Bleecker Street being painted

and all over the city you see brand new blue Citi bikes (bike sharing program)are parked, waiting to be rented.

Bleecker Street Bike Lane

 

Crew painting the blke lane along Bleecker Street- butter mint green?

 

 

Before Painting

 

The Bike Lane before painting.

 

 

Bleecker Street Bike Lane

 

You can see the bike lane before it is painted green

 

 

 

Blue citibikes

 

Man riding a blue Citibike at Union Square

 

 

 

bicycle east side

 

Lower East Side Bicyclist

 

 

Battery Park

 

Bicyclist watching the man do a flip in Battery Park

 

 

 

Coney Island Bike Rental

 

Coney Island Bike Rental

 

 

 

Delivery Bicycle

 

Bicycle delivery

 

 

Hudson River Bicycle

 

Along the Hudson River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man on cell phone on bike

man on cell phone on bike

 

Bicycles parked along sidewalk

bicycles pakred

Single wheel locked up on the sidewalkbicycle wheel


NYC Transportation

Another gallery from NYC trip over Spring Break.

Remember the 25,000 dollar Pyramid Game Show?  A category is on the card and your partner lists all the things that are in that category.  Things that Have Wheels?  Things that you ride?  Things that help you get around.


City Pumpkins and Bicycles

 

Lots of people head to the farm stand or the farmer’s market or even the Giant Eagle to get a pumpkin.

A bit rainy today but what a colorful surprise to see pumpkins on display on Carson Street in the South Side. School had a day off for the observance of Yom Kippur so I made good use of a midweek vacation day.   I was on my way to see my printer, Tom, so couldn’t stop but swung around and parked briefly, got out and crossed the street.  The bus with the bicycle was a bonus in one of the shots.  I liked the double yellow lines and the bumper converging and the repeat of the bicycle on the bus AND in front of the Hardware Store.  Next time I am going in the hardware store but I had a lot of errands to run so didn’t make time today.  Next time!

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

When I received an email with the challenge of the week, I read the suggestions about landscape and horizon and  went to find them.

I have a ton of landscape images but suddenly I saw all these photographs in my library with people in them.

Walking somewhere.  And me, following the walkers.  A city far in the distance.   Near and Far.  Here are my interpretations of Near and Far, starring my family, the cities, the Hot Metal Bridge decorated with colorful bras for Breast Cancer Awareness and an unknown marathoner with her pony tail flying.

Photographed in Columbus and Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are at least 100 other bloggers interpretations in the list of ping backs on the Daily Post

 


Bikers Greet Misty Across the Cul-de-sac

I wanted to use the word cul-de-sac  on the blog ever since I’ve been visiting the family. Just don’t write or use that word in my daily life in the city.  Nice for safe bike riding after supper.

Three out of four took a break to greet the neighbor’s lovely dog, Misty.  We sat in the driveway and watched until the sun went down and it was time to come in and get ready for bed.  Although it was a hot day, the evening temp dropped and it was a perfect summer evening.


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