Teach the Children

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by…
Teach your children well…

-Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Yesterday, my sister-in-law texted to let me know that my nephew had taken it into his head to decorate his bedroom with a bicycle-related theme. She’d wanted to know if I had any old rims or wheels that he could use as decorations. I don’t, since I donated my entire pile of trash-picked and clapped out wheels to the local bike co-op early last summer.

But I did still have some old bike posters from the 2002 Tour de France and there are always plenty of stickers.

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All the good stuff: fat-biking, winter cycling, hauling stuff, car-free-ness, and high end components (not pictured: a random collection of manufacturer and shop stickers).

And I suggested that they stop by the LBS and ask if they have any wheels, rims, or handlebars they are throwing away. It’s a bit of a long shot now that much of that stuff is recycled (either by a third-party or for artistic purposes), but they might come up with something interesting.

Start them off early, I say. And keep them riding.

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