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Ivan the Gorilla on the shoulders of Larry Johnston riding a Solex Bicycle

Larry Johnston & Ivan the Gorilla® circa 1964 at the B&I Circus Store.

 

'Ivan loved to ride on motorcycles with me, therefore it was natural for him to hop on my shoulders & take this opportunity to go for a spin on this new bicycle.' - Larry JohnstonClick To Tweet

 

The Solex Electric Bicycle company wanted to introduce their new motorized bicycle & feature a photo shoot with Ivan for commercial purposes. Ivan & I would take many adventures together, but he had especially loved to ride on motorcycles with me. Therefore, it was natural for him to hop on my shoulders & take this opportunity to go for a spin on this new bike. 

Typically, when we rode motorcycles together, he would stand on the back of the seat, wrap his arms around my neck, & enjoy the wind in his little fuzzy head.

Larry Johnston

 

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