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Under Construction

January 14th, 2012 by Matt · 1 Comment

Just to be clear, our house is not deprived of certified kid-friendly building tools. Within various bins and boxes (and occasionally spread across the floor), Carmen and David have ready access to: Magna Tiles Kapla Blocks from a clearance sale at a grocery store, of all places, with enough blocks to make a railroad bridge […]

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The Pony Bike

May 18th, 2011 by Matt · 9 Comments

  The pony bike project is done, at least for now. Additions to the stock Xtracycle components include: Big Apples: Schwalbe tires for a cushy ride with great handling and durability. Copper foot rests: a simple spot to place those patas. BFL-2010 LED bicycle front light: easily as bright as a car headlight. A liberal […]

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March 31st, 2011 by Matt

As these aren’t stellar pictures Matt didn’t use them for his previous blog entry, but I decided to post them here, anyway. They demonstrate how hard it is not to smile wide when you’re being pulled down the street on a pony. Yee-haw.

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One Horsepower

March 31st, 2011 by Matt · 2 Comments

Tonight was the maiden voyage of the world’s first horse-themed three-seat bicycle. Like all great projects, it isn’t done; a mane and tail (made of wool yarn), saddlebags, and maybe a few flowers for decorative accent and better visibility are planned. But the seat, rack, and mechanical systems all cleared the rigorous engineering test of […]

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