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BEST COMMUTER BIKES

Cycling is quickly growing as one of the favorite modes of commuting. Reasons may be to save on gas, losing weight, and being tired of the traffic.

Regardless, biking to work has increased largely over the past decade. Bike commuting has become a serious culture.
The time to get into biking is now.

But even more so, it’s time to enjoy the thrill of cycling for experiencing, for example, the wind in your face, the scenery you have missed, people you can wave to, and coming home to feel exhilarated and ready to happily face the rest of the day.

The trip to work becomes an adventure. Of course, places like New York City, attention to the traffic is the first consideration, but still, it is an adventure for them.

Pedaling is a great way to lose weight and improve your skills with the bike. Riding a bike leads to a healthier body and a clearer mind.

BIKE BRANDS

Bike brands have been creating and using innovation to build new models with the commuters in mind. There are new companies springing up since the popularity has increased in the use of bikes for commuting to work.

I found several good bikes. I ended up with the idea that you could ride to work on an expensive bike simply if you had three very good locks.

There is one bike I reviewed that takes the worry out of bike thieves because the two owners of this small company wanted a bike that was theft resistant.   And they did.

But remember, if a thief wants your bike he will most likely try to steal it.  But if it takes more than 30 seconds to break the lock, then the theft will forgo stealing your bike so say the bike specialists.

Read about the cool bike accessories. There are the individual products and then there is the Post article that explains more about what the items are about.  I included locks, lights, and some safety gadgets.

Then I have the Levi Strauss commuter clothes. The company was one of the first to open a new line of commuter clothes.

VIDEO ABOUT CYCLING IN NEW YORK CITY IN MANHATTAN

I will show you a video now about the commuter and his ride, but it is quite long. There is no dialogue; yet still, you can feel the dangers, speeds, and and the comradeship between the silent cyclist.

They are silent, not only because they do not know each other, but it is important to be alert for the safety aspect.
You may watch this later, or all of it now if you have the time. Then, you can watch part of it now and the rest later if that tickles your fancy.

Guy Shachar on April 13, 2012, wrote about this video.

Although numerous bicycle paths, lanes, and routes are stretched throughout New York City streets, it seems that most New Yorkers and visitors prefer to ride along the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

As my fourth visit to New York approached, riding a bicycle in Manhattan’s busy streets seemed like a desirable activity.

The warm-up was along the Greenway, north on the Harlem Riverside up to the northern tip of Manhattan, then south along the Hudson River, then cutting east towards Columbus Square to start the ‘real’ streets ride.

The part that I documented by video goes south along Broadway bicycle path, through Union Square and further south towards Chinatown and Delancey street.

I continued to ride through Williamsburg bridge to Brooklyn and north through Pulaski Bridge to Queens, getting back to Manhattan through Queensboro Bridge (Only the bridges rides are captured on video).

Yes, it was “a helluva ride” in “a helluva town”.

Riding along the Greenway is one thing, riding in Broadway is another, and riding along the bridges is another.

It is an exciting way to experience the streets on two wheels, while even overcoming obstacles on the way become an experience (or maybe it -is- the experience 🙂

 

CATEGORIES OF BIKES

ROAD BICYCLE   

road bicycle

 

Road bicycles are designed to be ridden fast on smooth pavement. They have smooth, skinny tires and “drop” handlebars, and can be used for on-road racing.

They are usually lighter than other types of bicycles. They can be ridden on paved trails, but most people find them uncomfortable and unstable on unpaved trails.

Most road bikes are not capable of carrying heavy loads.

The most concern about these bikes is about going fast and transferring energy to make the bike move forward.

The bent over the waist may put a strain on your back

TOURING BICYCLE    

Touring bicycles are another special type of road bike. They are designed to be ridden on pavement but are more durable for long-distance riding.

They have all mounting bolts for cargo racks and fenders. the relaxed frame design, the rider sits upright which makes it more comfortable for long-distance riding.

They have a lower gear to allow the rider to carry heavy loads up steep hills.  They usually have a more relaxed frame design so that the rider is more upright, for more comfort when riding long distances.

They make good commuter bicycles, because of their durability and ability to carry heavy loads.

FLAT-BAR ROAD BICYCLE   

Flat-Bar Road Bicycles have most of the advantages of regular road bikes–lightweight frames and relatively narrow tires for efficiency on pavement–with a flat or upright handlebar.

These bikes are designed for people who want a light, high-performance bike, but don’t like the drop-handlebar riding position of a regular road bike.

These bicycles are sometimes called fitness bikes or performance hybrid bikes. Most of them can accept somewhat wider tires, to make them suitable for use on unpaved trails.

They usually have the ability to mount cargo racks and fenders, which make them good commuter bikes.

FIXED=GEAR BICYCLES   

fixed gear bicycle  Track/Fixed-Gear Bicycles or fixies are designed to be ridden on the oval track specifically for bicycle racing.

Some commuters prefer track bikes because of the simple design, which makes them easy to maintain. They have a single gear that does not provide the ability to coast.

The fixed-gear mechanism can act as a brake.

Most track bikes have drop handlebars, but some riders outfit theirs with flat or upright handlebars.

MOUNTAIN BICYCLES 

On the path with a mountain bike   Mountain Bicycles are designed for riding the rough trails in the mountains. They have flat or upright handlebars.

They use a very low gear range for pedaling up steep trails.  I had thought mountain bikes needed a high gear range, but I was incorrect.

Most mountain bikes have some type of shock absorbers or suspension. They have either front suspension called hardtails or front and rear suspension called full-suspension bikes.

Mountain bikes with no suspension are called rigid. They can be used for traditional touring or commuting bikes, although not as light or efficient.

HYBRID BICYCLES

hybrid bicycle

Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes.

The resulting “hybrid” is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. They are popular commuter bicycles.

Hybrid Bicycles were originally conceived to provide the advantages of both road bikes and mountain bikes.

Their large, padded seats and upright handlebars provide a comfortable riding position usually preferred for bike commuters in urban areas.

They are great for casual riding and short-distance commuting. They can be ridden on paved roads, but are not as lightweight or efficient as road bikes.

They are ideal for paved or unpaved bike trails but are not used for rough mountain trails.

Most hybrid bikes have a front suspension to smooth out small bumps, but some are fully rigid.

SPORT COMFORT BIKES     

Hybrids and Sports Comfort Bikes share the same comfort features but are distinguished by wheel size.

Traditionally, hybrids have a larger road bike sized wheel with a slightly thinner compared to the comfort bikes which yield smaller, mountain style wheels.

Both bikes are loaded with comfort features and will work equally well on smooth dirt, paved trails, and family cycling trips.

These bikes have a very upright position meant for comfort.

PERFORMANCE HYBRID BICYCLES  

Performance Hybrid Bicycles are oriented towards riders who want the multi-surface versatility of a hybrid bike but want a little more aggressive style and riding position.

They have a flat or upright handlebar. Some have front suspension; some do not.

Performance hybrids make good commuter bikes and are also good for touring on unpaved trails.

CRUISER BICYCLES    

beach cruiser bike

Cruiser Bicycles are similar to hybrid bikes, in that they are designed for casual riding, and have a very comfortable, upright riding position, and a large, comfortable seat.

Cruisers usually have wide tires, and the handlebars are more upright.   Most cruiser bikes are single-speed or 3-speed.

They have old-fashioned breaks where you pedal backward to stop.

They can be used for short-distance commuting and errands, as long as your route is fairly flat.  Many times they are colorful bikes.

FLAT-FOOT COMFORT BIKES   

Flat-Foot Comfort Bikes are a sub-category of cruiser bikes.

They have an elongated frame design that pushes the pedals a few inches forward of the seat. This allows you to ride with the seat low enough so that you can place your feet flat on the ground when you stop.

FOLDING BICYCLES 

folding bike Folding Bicycles are ideal for those who need to travel by bus or car, boat or plane.

They are ideal for storage for small apartments. They’re also good for commuters who need to take their bike on a bus or train for part of their commute.

This was the case with my brother.  He had to take a bus and then walk part of the way to work. It was a long walk.

I told him about folding bikes can be easily maneuvered, but can be difficult to handle because of the small wheels.

The advantages outweighed the negative aspect.

RECUMBENT BICYCLES

recumbent trike or bikeRecumbent Bicycles have a long, low design and a full-size seat with a backrest. Recumbent bikes are available in two-wheel and three-wheel designs.

Many of these bikes are more difficult to pedal up hills or carry in a motor vehicle.

TANDEM BICYCLES   

Tandem Bicycles are “bicycles built for two.” There are cruiser tandems, hybrid tandems, off-road mountain bike tandems, and road racing tandems.

BMX/TRIKES

Adult Trikes are ideal for older folks who still want to get around under their own power, or those with balance issues or other special needs.

BMX BICYCLE

BMX stands for Bicycle Motor Cross because these single-speed bikes are raced around a short dirt track similar to the Motorsport.

Frequently, the term BMX is used to describe any single-speed bike with a 20” wheel.

These bikes are often very robust and durable and would be the best selection for anyone intending to do jumps or tricks.

 

COMMUTER BIKES

commuter bicycle

 

Commuter bikes are the kind of bike used for daily use. Most people have a commuter bike to go from home to work and vice versa.

Cycling is an inexpensive means of transportation as well as exercise. The offer potential health, economic, and quality of life benefits. There are risks and inconveniences inherent in riding.

The negative side is the inclement weather, limits in traveling distance, and load carrying abilities.

“Bicycle features that enhance commuting include racks or panniers for storage, battery or dynamo-powered lights for increased visibility, mudguards or fenders to minimize the impact of inclement weather, a chain guard to protect clothing, and an upright sitting position for increased visibility.”

Wikipedia contributors. “Bicycle commuting.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Jul. 2018. Web. 20 Sep. 2018.

THE BEST COMMUTER BICYCLE 

 

In my research, I did find the best commuter bicycles in my estimation. I looked for durability, price, warranty, the details about the bike, and finally its reputation by the people who bought the bike.

There is one exception.   I really believe there is one bike that is considered the best.

The “fortified” bike called the invincible was developed by a small number who wanted all cyclist to have a bike that put the fear out of riding because of bike thieves.

What fear was that?  They said that many people have had their bicycle stolen at one time or another regardless of the lock that was on the bike to keep thieves away from the bike.

How do you think they felt like?  What does anyone feel when they are a victim of a crime?

Why should a possible theft dictate what bike you want to commute to your job?

You want so and so bike and no matter what the cost, you should have that bike instead of picking something else perhaps you would not be devastated if it were stolen.

It is a depressing thought to come back to your bike and in a happy mood to find your bike parts laying around where you left your bike.

This is the owner’s Website where you can get the warranty and the registration form.  This information is also found on the Page that lists the Best commuting bicycles.

Police can do nothing unless one had the foresight to take steps so that they could possibly recover your bike.  That is why it is important to follow the direction of the police who handle bike thieves.

One needs proof.  Take the registration number and hide it in the handlebars or somewhere safe on the bike.

It is also best to take a picture of yourself by the bike.

Here is the fortified bike video!

 

 

DEFINITIONS: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

1. Suspension travel is the amount of movement offered by the bike’s front and rear suspension.
2. Head-tube angle is the angle that the head tube forms with the ground.
A steeper head-tube angle generally indicates that a bike will turn faster and climb better. A slacker (lower) angle generally indicates that a bike will provide better stability at high speeds but won’t climb as well.)
3. A bicycle head tube with a partially installed bicycle headset; the lock nut has yet to be fitted onto the fork tube.
4. The head tube is the part of a cycle’s tubular frame within which the front fork steerer tube is mounted.
5. The head tube holds the bearings which allow the front fork steerer tube to pivot freely.
6. In bicycles, these bearings are collectively called the headset. These are usually ball bearings, although some headsets use needle bearings.[2]

WHAT BIKE DID YOU SAY?

A. Cross-Country Bikes: good for competition, distance is from a few miles to 25 miles plus. It is a racier ride for trails. The Typical specs: 80–100 mm of suspension travel; 70–71° head-tube angle.

B. Fat Bikes: Oversize tires, from 3.7 in. to 5+ in. wide, for excellent traction and riding in sand or snow.

C. All-Mountain Bikes: Bigger climbs, scary descents, and more technical features. designed to perform well on steep descents while also being light and nimble enough to pedal uphill.

The Typical specs: 140–170 mm of suspension travel; 65–68° head-tube angle

D. Hybrid bikes: A mix of mountain, road, and touring designs, hybrid bikes mash up specific features to create do-it-all bikes with a wide range of uses.

Generally, you’ll get the skinny, speedy wheels of road bikes mixed in with the quick-turning prowess of mountain bikes, plus a dash of comfort with a plush saddle or even a shock-absorbent fork.

They usually combine a flat bar and a heads-up ride for comfort and a better view when riding in traffic.

Some hybrid bikes are equipped with disc brakes for responsive braking while bike commuting in any weather.

Many commuter-friendly models include racks, lighting systems or fenders

No two hybrid bikes are exactly the same, so look for a bike equipped with features that make it suited to the type of riding you plan to do.

E. Specialty bikes: Include cruiser bikes, cargo bikes, electric bikes, and folding bikes

I hope you will enjoy seeing the bikes listed on the Page, Best commuter bicycles.  I have a link for you to buy any of the bikes you wish to buy.  The links are provided here in the Post, ‘Best commuter bicycles’.  (see the links above in blue)

All I say is:  Please include three excellent and different bike locks to prevent the bike thief to quickly steal your bike.  Perhaps having these 3 best locks you can find and afford, the thief will choose another bike or give up stealing any of the bikes.  There is no time for him or her to spend trying to disable the locks.  Different tools are required also.

My best,

judith@findmejeans.com

 

 

 

 

What am I all about? That is the question!

What am I all about?  That is the question!

  1. My youth
  2. Go a husband
  3. Divorced
  4. Re-married
  5. divorced
  6. Teaching stage
  7. Finding a man
  8. Memories
  9. Old age

I look at this list and realized I mostly had some failures in my life.

But I found just what I was looking for much later at the end of the list.

Memories—My youth

But first, as the saying goes let’s start at the beginning.

I am writing this page with thoughts I had during the day.

I got up late and cleaned the bathroom that is mostly occupied by cats.

They are a joy, but having pets comes necessary responsibility.

I diligently clean the litter boxes but then I scrub the floor with a mop to prevent the pee smell.

I write these things because, at this stage of my life, I had hoped the cats had a “plug” for their derrieres.

It is hard work and my sense of smell has increased over the years.

My job now does as an internet marketer does not require that I clean anything up.

Although I suspect some people who are Affiliate Marketers from Wealthy Affiliate—a company giving me the education to learn how

to become a successful internet marketer—may need to rinse their mouth out with a non-toxic soap.

Let’s Continue the Story.  black and white cat

One of my cats has diabetes and sadly is slowly dying because I have not the money to take him to the Veterinarian.

His name is Bitti.  He is not suffering and is active and playful.

He is getting so much better.  I do not even think he has diabetes.  I will have the money in a month.  He will be okay/

But Writing about My Youth is the Subject Now. 

I had wonderful parents.  They were both artistic people.

For example, in my early youth, my twin sister and I would sneak into the large living room.

We would sit quietly on the big sofa to listen to my lovely mom teaching piano.

They had two grand pianos.  I was 5 years old so I can not tell you what brand it was, but they were excellent pianos.

And my parent played duo piano together.

They did not mind us listening, in fact, they encouraged all of the siblings to do so.  I had an older brother, Michael, as well as my twin

sister, Jeannie.

When they played the duo piano pieces while we listened, they had hoped to have us appreciate classical music.  piano and composition sheet music

They had been professional duo pianist, but quit playing because dad just got too nervous on stage, although

he played beautifully and technically more advanced than my mom.

My dad was a popular concert band director.  He was well respected and loved.  Have you ever ‘loved’ a

teacher?  Well, I can give an example that shows he was well loved.

What’s Love All About?

Thirty-five years after my dad stoppyed teaching band, my mom and dad received a personal letter from one of the band students. 

My mom read it with curiosity.

They were invited to attend a reunion dinner to honor my dad whom they wanted to visit and reminisce about what they had

remembered the one year dad was the high school Concert Band Director.  Almost all his band students had planned the event.

Only the students from the band would attend…

They were both invited back to Stillwater where my dad had taught band.   He must have been an exceptional teacher. Image, Everyone has a story to tell

They had lots of stories to tell.  Many had tears in their eyes.  But all of them were glad to see and talk with him again!!

When my parents returned home, they were ecstatic.  Every student had a story to tell about dad.   I guess 

that was more than 30 different stories: some funny, a few scary and mostly respectful.

Dad had introduced them for the first time to Classical Band Music.

Obviously, they never forgot that one year of classical music and a teacher worthy of their love and respect.

 

That honor has never happened to me except when I taught refugees English.

But the only thing I could say was that I was onlyBand students invitation

popular and liked.

That was love for a teacher, was that proved?

They had many memories in their life.  

 

 

But there was one eventuality, my dad, like a character in my content, moved me to reminisce.

That memory enabled me to build a Website beginning with my dad’s creative artwork.

That grand art was a 47- foot cowboy who wore authentic Levi jeans.   

The 47 foot cowboy in Canyon, 1960

 

But, that was a time at the end of the list when I had a chance to work at home to become an internet marketer!

I will just come back to that present memory shortly.

All in all, I had an easy and uncomplicated time in my youth.  I do have some sad memories of those early years.

I learned my basic education even through college by sitting close to my teacher in the front row.

Reading their lips and looking at the information that was written on the blackboard, I got average grades in school,

That kept people from noticing my hearing loss.

A deaf person's isolation

I wish I could have learned and heard all my lessons in school.  Maybe I could have passed Algebra.

No, but having a profound hearing loss kept me being a loner.  It defined my life.  I know I could have been more successful— in school, in creating art, in writing, in learning—in life.

My memories in my later youth from 4th grade to the end of high school.

I may use old-fashioned terms and argot to write my memories of youth, but I think anyone who happens to read this story will

understand what I am writing in my 74-year-old thoughts.

The town I lived in and studied in the public school system was a small town that I learned later to dislike the small town politics.

small town street

It was the typical town that ignored the University which was in the biggest part of town.

It was the kind of town that if you were not born there, then you were a transient.  I hated that kind of prejudice.

And my mom accompanied the voice majors in their singing lessons and their music recitals at the University.  I had an air of culture in our home since students would come there to practice.

When the curio shop business was brand new, dad invited all the Canyon City of Commerce members to Open House.  This is a common practice for businesses to invite the local population and other businesses a place of welcome.

No one showed up to welcome dad’s business.  Even when dad built the big 47-foot cowboy most people in that town never came to the curio shop since the beginning.

They basically ignored all the works dad did.  But his business was with the tourist.  And I do not know how many thousands of people visited the Corral Curio Shop and Motel. 

Even today a lot of the elderly in Denver remember the cowboy with the Levi jeans.

Dad found a building and re-built it by himself.  It was not the last of his building projects.

 

This is a picture showing his first statue of a cowboy.  It was his first and it was only 22-feet tall.

Dad's first business-a curio shop called Corral Curio Shop

Short compared to the big one which was 47-feet tall.

This was a little later at the time of the invitation to open house.

He ignored the town and centered his business on the tourist trade.  Dad had fun and so did my mom.  She would watch the curio shop and he would work at the Amarillo Air Force Base and “created” his building projects part-time and on week-ends.

I remember everything now that I am older and retired.  One of the best memories I had was in the 1950’s when dad had his coke drinking mule, Francis.

Dad and mom worked very hard to have a successful tourist business.   Dad created art and was happy and loved each one of his creations very much.

How About Your Marriage?  Were you content?

My marriage and divorce left an empty spot in my heart at the time.   My first husband, James was a classical guitar major at the

North Carolina School of the Arts or so it was called in 1969.

James’ teacher, Jesus Silva, had studied with Andres Segovia, the most famous classical guitarist in the World at that time.

We got married in Amarillo and left for a trip to California to look for the best guitar.  James found one and was extremely happy to have such a great sounding guitar.

While in Amarillo, he would play electric guitar in these large bars.  It was more jazz that rock music in those days.

I married James when I was a senior at the West Texas State University.  I was an average student, but considering my hearing loss, I think

that was satisfactory.

We moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina.  That state was the most beautiful I have ever lived in and I have lived in several states.

After two years, James bought our home in Wake Forest.  It was near his school and we had enough room for a couple of students to make a little money while he went to school.

I have fond memories of one student who rented a room for one year while he was in school and there were others over the three years we lived in our home.

When I married James, I forgot all about the projects my dad build; the 47-foot cowboy, the clever signs, the motel, the 22-foot cowboy, and the gunfighter museum

I had even forgotten about the big cowboy, the 47-foot cowboy.  Youth deal in the present; the past is not “with them”.

I got pregnant with James at the beginning of our 4th year of marriage.  Sadly, he told me he did not want a baby.

When I was 8 months pregnant, he left for Span on a tour with a group to talk with Segovia.

When he returned to New York, I was with my parents with the brand new baby, James Thomas.

I soon found out that my husband James had found another woman who did not want children either.

That was a sad memory because I loved him very much.  He had many wonderful qualities and was very talented with the classical guitar.

The last I heard from him was while I was in Amarillo with my parents.  He told me I was a good wife and his life with me was good and his adultery was not on account of what I did or did not do.

A sad woman

I was very unhappy.

After I left Amarillo with a young baby, I worked as a teacher in Dallas and other cities.

I did not like teaching Speech Therapy, but the kids liked me and I was a good, but average teacher.

Many kids go to college or a university, finish and go to work somewhere where they could practice the subject of their degree.

But many hate their profession and eventually go the work in another job.

All that time and money spent in school and to work at something not even related to their degree.  Many are unemployed.

I did many different things during those years I was teaching.  I met my second husband while I lived in Dallas.

My friend found him at the Air-Port so sad looking.

She asked him if he needed a ride and was told he was going to New Mexico to report to the Air Force Base.

He had about a 10 hour wait.

Karla, my friend took him to her apartment and introduced me to Milton who ended up being my second husband.

Final divorce

After years of a wretched time for both of us, we divorced.

Lonely woman waiting

 

With my first husband, I had a son named James and with my second husband I had a daughter, Natasha.

I dated off and on and looked sometimes for a man who would be a good husband.

I found none that were suitable for my son and daughter.

I have a few memories from those times; some good and some bad.  I was bad at times, but I helped a lot of people and that is a

satisfying memory.

One of the best memories I had was when I taught refugees from Emily Griffith Opportunity School from 1979 to 1986.

I am sorry I quit to go in a business.

I loved the job of teaching English to adult refugees.

Now, that was a happy experience and I remember my teacher friends, especially Susanne, Mike and Kay.

It Is About Old Age, bad health and a New Challenge. 

 

I am old now and am on the last list or the last of my journy.  You know even though my dad was a genius, he could not spell the short easy words.  I wonder if I am a genius since I can not spell some words.

I made a Website.  I should say I built a Website.  My dad built the 47-foot cowboy and he worked full time at the Amarillo Air Force Base as a writer and editor of technical manuals.  It was in his spare time that he built the other projects that I listed already.

Before I built the Website, find me jeans with the title, ‘501 Levi original and tall & original fit jeans for men, I had challenged an oil

company about their calculations on the distribution results. Shell oil company

 

I had to learn the basic math to do that, but I did not have to use Algebra.

 

My pictorial exhibit was built soon after my conflict with the oil  company.  They won by the way.

The pictorial exhibit took 4 months of hard work to finish.   It was heavy.  It was 8-feet wide and 48 inches wide.  It contained

all the works or events in the life of my dad; from 1935 to his death in 1997.   This part of the exhibit shows the right side.The folding right side of the pictorial exhibit

I could give lessons on the subject of Pictorial Exhibit Design.

After I took the Pictorial Exhibit to Amarillo for an appearance, I came home and I thought about internet marketing.

I chose Wealthy Affiliate after I had checked to see if they were a scam.  I could tell they were honest and stable.

In January 2016, I  entered the free classes just to see if I could do it.   I knew I had to learn how to use the computer, but I wanted the time to do something worthwhile before I died.

I did not know much about how to use the computer.  At first I was afraid It would be like algebra.  But after a few weeks I joined the premium and have never regretted my decision.

Can you guess what it is about, my niche and my Website’s title?  Here is a picture that tells all about my site, but now I have to go to finish writing my Product Review and putting more items on my page, Accessories.

Levi jeans niche was and is a passion of mine, but writing has also been a discovery along with the building of the Pictorial Exhibit Design.

In case you want to know, that exhibit weighs so much that my daughter, Nataha and I both have to slide it to reach the other room.  It is made of a heavier plywoood.  The length is 8 feet long and 48 inches tall.  The two sides swing open and shut.

You can learn all about the pictorial exhibit on my Website, 501 Levi original and tall & big original fit jeans for men.

By the way, I love Levi Strauss and Company.  Just reading about Strauss and Davis reminded me of my dad.

I hope you have enjoyed the pictures.   Please read the Posts stories for your entertainment.

The pictorial exhibit design:

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Pictorial exhibit about my dad's life from the 1930's to 1997A.  The Pictorial Exhibit Details      The making of the pictorial exhibit took a lot of work and time.   But it was fun and it helped me learn that I too have some artistic abilities.

 You too can make any pictorial exhibit design.  It takes motive and concentration.  Mostly, it takes love for the individual depicted on the Exhibit.

Some people show pictures from an album.  Some are fortunate to have film of their loved ones.  Sad to say, many have nothing.  Maybe things were lost or may be collections of any sort were ignored and discarded.

 

 

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My mule stories–invitation to a tea party

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Brown donkeyFrancis had an Invitation to a Tea Party at a fancy hotel downtown

Can you imagine a mule going to a fancy hotel to attend a tea party given by a group of elderly ladies? 

 

I had to answer the invitation because Francis—that’s the name of my dad’s mule—did not know how to speak the language of those elderly women.  It is a matter of semantics.

 

 

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The big 47 foot cowboy

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47 foot statue of a big cowboy hand-builtThe big 47-foot cowboy

501® Levi ® original fit and tall & big original fit jeans for men.     

Levi jeans began in 1873 and in 1960, these famous Tall and big original fit jeans were made especially for the first and the only 47-foot statue of a cowboy.  That is because there are no other statues of this kind that were ever built.

Today the reputation for the Levi name continues as did the popularity of those original fit blue jeans had earned for the cowboy.

 

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Funny stories about the big cowboy

 

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laughing togetherFunny Stories About the Cowboy

There are many funny stories that was told to me or that I was present at the time.  Tourists saw the cowboy and thought he was a plane.

I was given stilts and was ready to run.  The cowboy’s shirt was made in a gymnasium, but it ended up too small.  Dad did not tell them.  He did not want to hurt their feelings.   They were so excited to help.

I have pictures that will put a smile on your face.  Do you want a cure?  Try on a laugh.

 

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Levi Strauss story for Johnnie

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The Levi Strauss History The making of the 501® Levi jeans—A Long Story in History To Remember for Johnny!

Tonight, Johnnie and Grandma will talk about jeans, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis.  They talk every night before Johnnie’s bedtime.  Johnnie is only 10 years old but loves true stories.

Tonight, he was thinking about his dad.  Johnnie thought he was the greatest.  And his dad wore jeans.

I (grandma) was sitting on the sofa next to my Grandson.   We were going to talk about a story like we do every night.

He thought dad cleaned his jeans in the freezer too.

 

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