Where are we today ?
Very mild again this morning and walkabouts after coffee's and computing, but its kinda overcast. Just as the forecast told us. But no problem we have a plan.
|lotsa robins here today|
Today we taking a short drive to New Bremen Ohio and check out the Bicycle Museum of America we were not sure what to expect but sounds interesting. Had an early lunch and headed out about 10.45 am suppose to open at 11 am, only a twenty minute drive to the small town. Took a lot of pictures and only posted a few (too many I think) but so interesting I just had to share.
|on the left of this building is the museum|
We enter the museum and paid our $2.00 admission fee (for seniors) that is actually donated to town for local improvements.
A short orientation and 15 minute video then we were directed to begin our tour. Mostly guided from the very helpful staff to fill in a lot of blanks and interesting information.
This collection here they have over 300 bicycles on display dating from 1816 to present day. and have another 800 bicycles in storage. They do not have enough space to display everything here but do rotate the displays. And were told they are attending auctions purchasing more bicycles.
And we found out this collection is owned by Crown Equipment here in New Bremen.
|1816 Draissine, foot powered (no pedals) wooden bicycle|
|red bike is 1869 Dexter|
|1888 tri cycle|
|1885 Rotary tricycle|
|1900 Pierce, drive shaft|
|1897 Gear to Gear|
|1901 Wolf American Ice Bicycle|
|1890 Johnson Safety|
|ladies bike with skirt guard|
|1891 cushion tire relpica|
|1891 Childs bike|
|Schwinns family tandem|
|1891 skirt and chain guard|
|1897 wooden bicycles|
|me on an Elliptical trainer bicycle|
|me riding a big wheel|
|from Pee Wee's Big adventure 1985 movie|
|this one is very hard to ride|
Now on the third floor can test ride a few more, too much fun!
|a nice cycle|
|1982, 135 Miles per hours|
|1941 , 108 miles per hour !|
|1917 Harley Davidson Bicycle with sidecar|
|1895 Pneumatic racer|
|nice murals in St. Marys.|
|our route today, 44 miles|
Wanna do supper on our Weber Q 100 agaoin tonight biut its kinda windy. So I improvise, tilt the picnic table for a windshield and fired up our Weber.
|wind break worked great|
Tonight we are gonna try some potatoes in foil with bacon and Ranch Salad Dressing mix (Thanks to Barb's posting on facebook). and grill some chicken thighs.
|added some brocoli, garlic bread w/cheese|
and had a great supper again.
This Museum is a fun and interesting visit for anyone, well worth the stop.
Glad you stopped by for a peak and hope you come back again soon.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this winter
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