Mardi Gras Bike

You see the cheap, colorful beads of Mardi Gras everywhere in the French Quarter.  The third floor balcony of my hotel is stocked with bags of them to toss to drunken Bourbon Street revelers below.  Tourists proudly wear them.  They’re seen in odd and inaccessible locations — like perched on top of a sign or snagged on a tree limb — after having been inartfully tossed from above.

This enterprising bicycle owner decided to use the beads to make their chosen mode of transportation a bit more festive.