The Garden Bike


Bike have, often, curious afterlives. As likely as not, they tend to get parted with the removed components going on to serve functional purposes on new bikes. Some may be repurposed as wall art, coat racks, hat racks, t.p. hangers, etc. Others are frequently "put out to pasture" in their intact form. These garden bikes often glow with a deep rust patina, but can also be brightly painted to match the spring to match the bouquet of spring flowers which spill from filled baskets, or reach skyward from around wheels, pedals, and chains. I suspect there is not a single town, large or small, across the country that does not have at least one garden bike gracing a front yard flower bed or cafe patio. This one is outside Trout Town Joe, in the small village of June Lake.

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