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Old 7th March 2007, 16:12   #16
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That appears to be an old Yamaha XS650. Air cooled DOHC parallel twin.
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Old 7th March 2007, 17:02   #17
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Now that we have got the bike right, courtesy Rtech, we can try figuring out what tree is that. any botanists here ??
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Old 7th March 2007, 19:20   #18
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How long do you think it takes for a Tree to grow like that around the bike ?
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Old 7th March 2007, 20:16   #19
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Check the following link. Supposed to be real bicycle instead of Bike.

Bicycle-Eating Tree

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Check the following link. Supposed to be real bicycle instead of Bike.

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A bicycle is a bike.
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Old 7th March 2007, 21:06   #21
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Check the following link. Supposed to be real bicycle instead of Bike.

Bicycle-Eating Tree

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Doesn't the URL indicate anything :-)
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Old 7th March 2007, 21:58   #22
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yamaha Xs 650 was one of the first 4-stroke sold by yamaha.As for the pic,looks more like a neat photoshop job.
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Old 8th March 2007, 04:20   #23
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hey hey . most guys here really know swat about bikes . just like i know squat about cars . and its not a bad thing cas its a car forum afterall ! its a Yamaha inline 4 stroke 4 sure .

70's ear . RD400 like wheels . seems to be in ok condition . the air filter i wrapped in cloth . carb must have deteriorated . so must have all the cycle parts ... the rear shocks seem really busted . and thats a defunate photoshop . very clean tho .
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Ok, i will say that this is most definitely possible.

I have seen it myself, where over the years a tree has engulfed part of a nearby lampost. I see this happening year after year when i visit my grandparents building, where the tree is.

Lamborghini lives in the same building, maybe he can take a pic and post it?

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Old 8th March 2007, 10:33   #25
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Check the following link. Supposed to be real bicycle instead of Bike.

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Ok, i will say that this is most definitely possible.

I have seen it myself, where over the years a tree has engulfed part of a nearby lampost. I see this happening year after year when i visit my grandparents building, where the tree is.

Lamborghini lives in the same building, maybe he can take a pic and post it?

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Initially i didnt think it is real. But after seeing the bicycle eating tree (Tree Eats Bike !) and reading openinions about that, it seems real.
Botanists talk about possibilities of tree branches splitting up and then growing back together again...

Somewhere in Indonesia or so... trees've grown over some ancient city enveloping buildings and sculptures on stones.
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Old 8th March 2007, 10:38   #26
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I think the place in the snap is some where in south east asia.I dont know why I feel so ,maybe bcz the bike looks like the one's we see in vietnam/cambodia.

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It's definitely possible for this to happen although as someone else pointed out, the bike should have been in far worse condition given the length of time it's been exposed to the elements. I saw this in Lava (close to Kalimpong) in December. The tree has grown around the steel cables (which were initially wrapped around the trunk). That bridge was constructed in 1991 - so gives you some idea of the time needed for this to happen although, I'm sure different species of trees have different rates of growth.




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dude not possible cas its happened near the base of the tree and the bike isnt crushed by it ... it takes a long period of time for the trunk to even grown the big and totally engulf it ... there isnt much of collected dead leaves or creapers on it . u might say that there isnt cas ppl must be commin to clean the bike .. but if they were they would naturually move the position of the bike . naah its photoshopped . wont believe it until i see it in real life .and the ancient city ur takin about is in cambodia . featured in the tomb raider movie
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wow the long awaited day when BHPians scratch their heads to a tree engulfing a bike, seriously amazing.

i have bein working with photoshop for 4 years now and i know a photoshop image when i see one the lighting of the picture is out of place image is blured in places where the artist could no get his hands on.

can we please close this thread
WE ARE NOT GAINING ANYTHING OUT OF THIS
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Old 9th March 2007, 11:16   #30
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i have bein working with photoshop for 4 years now and i know a photoshop image when i see one the lighting of the picture is out of place image is blured in places where the artist could no get his hands on.
y you photoshoper dont say your openion... whether this one looks like photoshoped or real
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