Anne Macquarie
For the Nevada Appeal

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July 27, 2011
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Fresh ideas: Riding bamboo from East to West

"Before this trip, all I knew how to do was fix a flat tire."

I know how to change my bike tire, too, but not much more than that. Armed with that knowledge, would I build a bicycle by hand and then pedal it almost three thousand miles? Rose Lavelle did.

Rose, her sister Nicole, J Vernal and Marc O'Brien spent a couple of nights with us on their way from Greensboro, Ala., to San Francisco. Three thousand miles on handmade bamboo bicycles. They left Greensboro on June 4, after taking a week to build their bikes from bamboo they …

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