I have spent the past decade living in dense urban areas. After having spent the majority of my life living in suburbs/rural areas, one thing that struck me almost immediately when making the jump to city life was that the majority dog owners outfitted their dogs in clothing. It was mildly disturbing to see clothing on a dog in the first place, but what was even more disturbing was when the owner made sure the human and K9 outfits matched. My dog growing up shed so much hair we could have opened a sweater factory, but she never wore a sweater.
I guess some bike owners now want to compete with dog owners. Reader Gavin sent along the follow pictures and text. Enjoy.
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The other day I returned to my bicycle after a rigorous medical examination at a school of medicine and dentistry in Southport, Queensland, Australia. Parked right next to my bike was this extraordinary hacked bike.
The whole of the frame has been wound or wrapped with some kind of multi-coloured wool. I have been advised that it could be mohair or a synthetic version (that would be faux-mo?). The cranks, mudguards (fenders), rear reflector body and even the chain-lock have been given the treatment, although I did wonder why the prominent chain-guard had been missed. Maybe you couldn’t wind around that one without interfering with the chain.
It’s winter here in Queensland and although it doesn’t actually get that cold, here’s a cyclist that really sincerely wanted to look after his or her bike.
My bike had been resting right next to this one and it felt snug and warm as I rode it away.
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