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9241Re: [rootsradicals] Re: 4th of July Float Ideas?

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  • Mark Garvey
    Jul 1, 2009
      Not Xtracycles, but if you look on Yahoo Groups for PPV (people powered Vehicles) you will find photos of 5 (FIVE) PPVs together in a parade last saturday. sounds minor?  These are fairly rare and there are no less than SIX in our area that are in running condition.  We needed another pilot and could not raise one.  I think  this may be a record of some sort.  KCRG TV channel 9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has video of the parade on it's web site. the PPvs show up a minute or so into the second section of the video.

      On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 3:28 AM, Drew <shringara2@...> wrote:

      For some reason, the only thing that comes to mind
      is Star Wars themed. Like an X Wing Fighter, or one of those land speeder cycles when they were in the forest with the Ewoks. Not patriotic or Political really, but it could be fun.
      Or you could always tie a bunch to toy cars to the back like you go married.
      The sign could read "Just divorced.....from my car". OK, that's enough with the cheesy ideas for now. Gnite all.
      I remain Drew.

      --- On Tue, 6/30/09, jparks781 <joel.parks@...> wrote:

      From: jparks781 <joel.parks@...>
      Subject: [rootsradicals] Re: 4th of July Float Ideas?
      To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:08 PM

      Sounds like fun, I just read today's Yehuda Moon strip, and the "Free Range Vehicle" slogan seems to be appropriate if you want a sign / slogan.

      http://www.yehudamo on.com/index. php?date= 2009-06-30

      Of course, it is a _cargo_ bike, so you might consider "dressing it up" with some cargo. Like dog food, kitty litter, case(s) of beer, landscaping equipment, beach umbrella+folding chairs+beach buckets and shovels+picnic basket+cooler, kids in soccer uniforms, <insert your favorite cargo here>. From personal experience, I'd advise leaving the longer cargo like kayaks and ladders at home, since turning space and front/rear clearance is always at a premium on parade day.

      Have a blast and send pictures


      --- In rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com, "msdudley19" <mkdudley@.. .> wrote:
      > I have the opportunity to be in a bike parade on the 4th of July. I'm
      > thinking that I need to ride my xtracycle.
      > If you have any great ideas about dressing it up in a witty way, I'd
      > love them. I'm trying to brainstorm something political/patriotic that
      > would require an xtracycle's help. Or maybe a play on words. Subtlety
      > is totally okay too. I'm excited to be in the parade but obviously want
      > the xtracycle to be the talk of the town.
      > I'm in liberal Silicon Valley, if that helps narrow (or broaden) ideas.

      Family FUN!.....with a twist!

      Papa Balloon
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