Retired, Dennis Pomije enjoys wheeling around in his shop

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Chuck Kajer, The New Prague Times
Dennis Pomije of New Prague has found a new hobby for retirement. He makes recumbent bikes out of old bicycle parts in his backyard shop. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Dennis Pomije likes to fix problems.

Growing up on a farm, he learned a lot about fixing things. "If something broke down, my dad had to find a way to fix it," he said. The ability to fix things also came in handy as he worked as a builder and a painter, and later as owner of Strike Force Bowl.

Even in retirement, Dennis still enjoys going into his shop and fixing things. He has restored a couple of older vehicles and worked on other projects as well.

"I was always working on cars, then one day my brother- in-law brought me a bunch of bicycles, and I would work at fixing them up. Then Gene Tupy brought a bunch of old bikes to my shop. The bikes were in pretty bad shape, but I was able to use them for parts and repair some of them."

About four years ago, while on a camping trip, he noticed a lot of people driving recumbent bicycles. Arecumbent bike is one in which....

To see  more on this story pick up the July 12, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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