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Bike in Tree
by Todd Bates on Flickr
This story is totally false. This is the Red Bike Tree on Vashon Island. This bike is POST WW1. We all know the story and this is not it!
The story may not be true...but I BELIEVE...it gave me some heartfelt thoughts of the men who are serving today.
What is the real story then
Yes, because believing should never have anything to do with truth....?
On the bright side I think I shall go chain a bike to a tree now!
My daughter did!
The story..stop & really think about it...you own it!
What's the real story then??
that's the problem with history!! sometimes we don't who is right...
This story is true it's a story from my home state
http://www.snopes.com/photo... Neat possibly "real" story in Snopes
just love how no one will tell the "real story".
Jenn N just posted the real story and so did exquisite tours australia. All you have to do is click the link and it tells you it's not that difficult. it's way too long to post on here.
Here is the real story http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b...
Clearly a bike from the 50s...I call BS.
Sad but beautiful
This is very cool!
The bike was abandoned in 1954, in the woods, by a kid named Don Puz. That's the story!
It's in Oregon. It's also a child's bike. No teenager would have been able to ride it easily.
it's a cool pic, regardless.
This is sad
Amazing! Also sad.
Christy Marsh has a bad attitude. You can correct a story without sounding so rude and obnoxious.
I could go all into detail how this isn't true because trees grow in circumference not up, but instead this story just shows us all how our imaginations are different :) Yes it is a child's bike if you look really close at the bike you can see it was placed in the fork of a branch and the branch grew together with the trunk. I love this picture and being a Forestry major in college we have used it in many of my classes :) I love this picture, beautiful planned art :)
Dianne is correct. It was abandoned in the mid 1950's by a child named Don Puz cause he didn't like it. Very cool pic though!
The handlebars towards the left have been photoshopped. Other parts do as well. Rubber would certainly not hold up like pictured.
Didn't know boys could go to war lol
Many boys went to war. My great uncle went when he was 15. He lied about his age.
Vashon Island, Washington also has a bike in a tree, just like this!
This is a nice art piece, but this bicycle did not exist in 1914. I guess we all want some kind of touching story to hang on to...
That bike doesn't look like a 1914 bike..it looks more like a 1950's circa
I have seen many repins of this photo, apparently it is not real, but photoshopped
Taylor, sorry but that is not a bike from 1914...it's too modern for that time..but just to think a bike could actually do that would be like a fantasy, just too dream and think a boy went off to war, walked away leaving his bike leaned up against a tree still in my mind doesn't sound logical, why wouldn't the boy ride it to where he joined the military and leave it there...oh well it seems to be a subject interesting to talk about and look at all of the comments...
especially the tires - wouldn't they have rotted away by now?
Nice and touching idea, but not real. Very artistic, nonetheless.
Absolutely Sara...I just wish people new their circa...there was never a bike that looked like that from the 1914's...but some people are so romantic...something good just sounds good to their soul
What frustrates me is that just about every time this photo is shown along with comments about it being fake,, it is still being repinned!! Touching, but not real and doesn't belong in history.
Agreed....This has really got a lot of attention...Some people are wanting this to be true so bad, they probably wish there was a movie about it!
A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.
Vashon Island (Near Seattle, Washington) The Bike Tree - In 1914 a boy went to war and left his bike chained to a tree. - Nearly 100 years later, this is the outcome.
Bike in a tree - Vashon Island, Washington; a boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went off to fight in WW1. He did not return, his family left the bike there as a memory and the tree grew around the bike.
The bike is from the 1950s...http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/bicycle.asp#J4AL3Z0QzVu1ydME.99
Wow! I love this! Tree growing on the roof.
The bike was chained to the tree when the owner went to war in 1914
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