52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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29. On Two Wheels (Week 21)

I spotted this bicycle with all of the bells downtown this weekend.  I do not know the story – do you?

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from Worldwide Cycling Atlas:

Welcome to Biketopia.

Ride a bike.
And discover it’s not only a form of transportation,
neither a way of life.
Look around. It’s a common pleasure.
Something the richest person on earth
and the most humble man can both enjoy.
And when you enjoy something,
pleasure turns into energy.
Energy that not only takes you from one place to the other,
but also turns the world into a better place.
A place where everybody chooses to burn calories
over burning fuel.
Where people make things happen
instead of clicking the “Like” button.
Where the thing you love the most
can push you forward.
Finding this place is up to you.
It’s not on your couch,
It’s not on TV.
It’s not at your door.
It might be hard to imagine two wheels and a chain making a difference.
But we do.


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49. Ugly (Week 2)

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”  ~ John F. Kennedy ~

On my way to work one day, I noticed an orange bicycle chained to a sign at a bus stop. My first thought was that the owner had painted their bicycle orange so that no one would steal it.  Over the course of the next few days, we were talking about it at work. Then someone mentioned seeing one dangling from a tree. Soon another appeared in front of a restaurant. We kept our eyes open and slowly discovered about a dozen of these bicycles around several stretches of University Parkway. I turned to the internet.   The internet search revealed that this was a marketing gimmick for a new gym that was yet to be revealed.  So if the object was to create a buzz, they certainly succeeded!

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