3/21/2012--Vashon Island, WA, USA..Vashon Islands strangest landmark, the 'bicycle tree. The tree, just off the highway near the second four-way stop that appears to have eaten a small boys bicycle. Many years ago, a child left his red bike against the tree, and, this being Vashon, the bike was left unmolested for so long that the tree grew a branch under the bike and eventually subsumed the frame into its trunk, leaving only the wheels and handlebars sticking out. The bike tree was made famous by Berkeley Breathed, of Bloom County fame, who wrote a touching childrens book called Red Ranger Came Calling about the bikes true origin...©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.