This post is mostly an excuse to do a link dump in the intro (which you'll note I've done...) I don't talk much about my community, for privacy reasons, but I do love the fact that we have things like ‘dress up your bike in battery operated lights & do a xmas light tour through the town’.
The wizard did this ride years ago, and kindly dug up his old lights, attached them to my bike & I was good to go. I kind of cheated with the photo, and draped the little led necklace over the handlebars to make a better photo. The lights in the background were donated by the next door neighbor, whose house is far more festive than ours:) —The ride was pretty well attended, with people decorating their bikes in a variety of ways. However, I think everyone thought the woman with the bell and light decorated xmas tree mounted to her rear rack had the best interpretation. The reindeer antlers on her partner's helmet were a nice touch, too.
Some things get better—LED xmas lights are one of them. I love how bright and rich the color of them is. I like that they can be programmed and turn wild colors. My thanks—to the gentlemen who surveyed the town and developed a route, to everyone who participated, and to all the folks who decorated their homes. Happy holidays, peace and love, good cheer, and kindness, especially to those for whom this can be a hard time, to all.
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