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Re: A day of reckoning and the calm after the storm.
mr_super-hunky #2896380 10/02/19 09:01 AM
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I built the box-bike myself which required some welding and frame modification but it came out pretty good...My dog Ringo absolutely loves it and we go for bike rides all the time...

It can get a bit heavy going up hills so in the future I may put an electric motor on it where I only have to pedal on flat surfaces and push a button to go up hills. ..


Well, of course Ringo loves it - all he has to do is sit there and enjoy the ride, oogle female dogs on the way and bark at stray tom cats - he doesn't have to do any of the hard work - you should have built a "bicycle-for-two" adapted for the dog's hind legs and put that freeloading canine joy rider to work pedaling and carrying his own load - that way you could probably dispense with the addition of the electric motor to get you up those hills...otherwise, nice job on the engineering and construction...I might order one as soon as they hit the Amazon Marketplace...


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Re: A day of reckoning and the calm after the storm.
mr_super-hunky #2896573 10/02/19 08:40 PM
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Such a lovely dog. He's lucky to have such an attentive pet human.

Re: A day of reckoning and the calm after the storm.
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always nice to hear from you mr_super-hunky, this forum has not been the same without you.



Thanks earlofmar. How long did it take you to write that? 10 seconds?,, Well it made me feel good all day! Talk about return on investment! And you are one of the people who invite others into our community by making them feel welcome by warmly greeting them on the "Tell us about yourself thread". That's something you and Monica shared and made a lot of members feel good in doing so.

It may not seem like much on your part, but to someone else it can really make a difference so thanks for doing that.

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Peyton #2896602 10/03/19 03:35 AM
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Anyway, I'm still thinking of Monica when I sit down to play. What an amazing person. I miss her and I'm glad we could all agree that the recitals do indeed need to be dedicated to her memory.

Thanks Sam for getting it done.


Hey Peyton. I know what you're saying. I have a couple of Einaudi tunes that I play from time to time [Nefeli, Le Onde] and it's been really difficult to play them without feeling emotionally overwhelmed. I think it was Tyronne who summed up her passing best by saying only two words. "Enormous loss". There is no better way to describe it.

You've been a good friend to Monica over the years and have always supported her on her 'Pianomonica' you-tube channel as well as on the forums.

Even after her passing, she STILL seems to be doing good work here by uniting and bringing everyone together. I can't help but wonder if she wasn't chosen to serve a higher calling. She will be greatly missed.

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I built the box-bike myself which required some welding and frame modification but it came out pretty good...My dog Ringo absolutely loves it and we go for bike rides all the time...

It can get a bit heavy going up hills so in the future I may put an electric motor on it where I only have to pedal on flat surfaces and push a button to go up hills. ..


Well, of course Ringo loves it - all he has to do is sit there and enjoy the ride, oogle female dogs on the way and bark at stray tom cats - he doesn't have to do any of the hard work - you should have built a "bicycle-for-two" adapted for the dog's hind legs and put that freeloading canine joy rider to work pedaling and carrying his own load - that way you could probably dispense with the addition of the electric motor to get you up those hills...otherwise, nice job on the engineering and construction...I might order one as soon as they hit the Amazon Marketplace...



Well, that pretty much sums it up. Ringo loves going for rides in his human-powered rickshaw of sorts. He gets tons of attention and hams it up even more than I do! [if you can believe that!] wink

If you have smaller kids, need to get some local groceries or do some shopping, these box bikes can't be beat. They have plenty of cargo space and can haul several hundred pounds. If you are serious about buying one, they are available online through different vendors. Just search for 'box-bike', 'cargo-bike' or' Bakfiets'. I'd get one with an electric motor which are legal to drive on the roads. No car payment, no insurance, no gas, no maintenance [not much anyway] and you're distance to travel is only limited by the battery that you choose.

Go for it, you won't regret it!

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johnstaf #2896607 10/03/19 04:10 AM
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Such a lovely dog. He's lucky to have such an attentive pet human.


Thanks Johnstaf. My wife and I love our dog. Unfortunately, we couldn't have children of our own so we make up for that with our pets. We treat them like our own children since my wife is a breeder and loves what she does.

Even the big ones come in the house once in a while just to say hello!

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mr_super-hunky #2896609 10/03/19 04:19 AM
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What a great thread this is.
I love the box bike Mr S-H.
I cycle to work and occasionally I pass I guy with a trailer for his dog - pretty sure given location and time of day he is bringing his (pretty large) dog to work for the day. It brightens up my morning to see them!
I can't bring my dogs to work, but I can't complain as most weeks I get to work at home with them on 2 days.


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mr_super-hunky #2896849 10/03/19 05:00 PM
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There is no world in which I expected to come to the forums today and see a photo of a Llama (or Alpaca?) in a room with a beautiful grand piano. But I'm so glad I did! Thanks for making my day laugh


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Re: A day of reckoning and the calm after the storm.
Sam S #2896945 10/04/19 03:47 AM
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Mr. S-H, for your next project, make a bike-piano! I know it's been done, both upright and grand. You can do it!

Sam


Haha, Yes, but this will need to be a combined effort since more than one person will be needed.

I'll do all the pedaling ['cause when no-one is lookin', I'll hit the electric motor button!]. You can ride in the bucket playing the piano. And since we'll have onboard electronic pedaling assistance, we can hook up a trailer to the back and make our own cycle-train.

And since this thread is a love-fest of sorts, we can call it our cycle of love-train!

We could even have Handyman riding in the trailer playing the Kazoo or something as added accompaniment. Anythings possible! grin


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Re: A day of reckoning and the calm after the storm.
mr_super-hunky #2896959 10/04/19 06:56 AM
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I haven't survived this long by doing hazardous things like riding in a trailer behind some wacky homemade contraption - maybe you should shoot for something more like the following (no warning label needed):


Piano Bike


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I haven't survived this long by doing hazardous things like riding in a trailer behind some wacky homemade contraption - maybe you should shoot for something more like the following (no warning label needed):


Piano Bike


That looked fun but too tiring to play and pedal the bike.



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I haven't survived this long by doing hazardous things like riding in a trailer behind some wacky homemade contraption - maybe you should shoot for something more like the following (no warning label needed):


Piano Bike


That looked fun but too tiring to play and pedal the bike.



But what an interesting job.



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mr_super-hunky #2897170 10/05/19 12:18 AM
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That Piano bike was cool. But ours will have to be even cooler. Maybe somehow mount a baby grand to the handlebars of a Penny-farthing. That would be pretty cool.

But wind resistance would become an issue at speed so an electric motor assist would be a must.

Then again, we could build something totally original since the Piano-bike thing has already been done. Something like mounting a piano to a jet-ski pulling skiers from Busch Gardens going over a jump. That would be cool!

Anythings possible.

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mr_super-hunky #2897175 10/05/19 01:31 AM
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I'm sure a concert grand is more aerodynamic.

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I haven't survived this long by doing hazardous things like riding in a trailer behind some wacky homemade contraption - maybe you should shoot for something more like the following (no warning label needed):


Piano Bike


That looked fun but too tiring to play and pedal the bike.


The video doesn't show it clearly, but the set up appears not unlike a penny farthing and it might not be so difficult to pedal. On level ground and at slow speeds. I couldn't really see it in a mountain stage of a bike race.


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