Bill Bikes to Work

Okay, one more musical oldie while warming up for the March Challenge before I actually accomplish something new for this month’s challenge.

This was my commute to campus nearly every morning before I retired, but in the dark for almost half the year. Looking back, I think the music (live performance of “Bicycle” by Livingston Taylor, brother of James) is far better than the ride! I often sing this song while riding, even though I’m not commuting. “I ride my bicycle to work each day, it’s not so far, it’s better for me than my car….”

No video stabilization for iPhone strapped to handlebars, and the playback is accelerated by a factor of 4, so you might want to take a big dose of Dramamine and hold on tight before hitting the “go” button.

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

7 response to "Bill Bikes to Work"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 2, 2020

    Very Cool! Thanks for posting that.

    I slowed the playback to 0.25 to get a real feel of the actual pace — doesn’t do much for the music though.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: March 2, 2020

    That was one fun, freaky, hyperactive ride.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: March 2, 2020

    Good for you for riding every day! Looks like a fair amount of traffic.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 3, 2020

    Ha! Love the song – don’t think I’ve heard it before. Looks like a fairly busy commute route with the second half mixing it up with the cars a fair bit. I loved the disappearing bike lane at :58 – I think I cringed.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: March 3, 2020

      That disappearing bike lane has never been remediated, and it’s still a bad spot whenever I start a ride by going that way. Jeff and I had to dodge and swerve at that spot when we pedaled to Lawndale the other day.

  5. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: March 3, 2020

    Fantastic Disneyland ride! I went back to the start and watched it again!! At that speed it felt like I was zooming around on Matterhorn or Thunder Mountain. Very cool. Loved the song too. I’d never heard it before, but don’t know why. Hopkins believes more bikes should have a song written about them. He’s probably right. Cheers & happy pedaling.

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