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October 3, 2015

~ Bicycles & Motorcycles ~

 Red Hot Chili Peppers "Bicycle Song (Bonus Track)" from "By the Way (Deluxe Version)" on Warner Bros.
Queen "Bicycle Race" from "Gregorian Chants Songs of Queen"
Nora Jane Struthers "Bike Ride" from "CARNIVAL" on Blue Pig Music
Evalyn Parry "She Rides" from "spin" on OutSpoke
Evalyn Parry "Introduction" from "Introduction"
Phil Henry "Emma's Bicycle" from "Aberdeen" on Phil Henry
Jewel "a boy needs a bike" from "a boy needs a bike"
Darryl Purpose "Mr Schwinn" from "Same River Twice" on

 Pink Floyd "bike" from "An EP"
Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling "fallen bicycle" from "Duet" on Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling
Chip Taylor "broken down bicycles" from "Block out the sirens of this lonely world"
David Wilcox "Eye of the Hurricane" from "How Did You Find Me Here" on A&M
Caitlin Canty "Unknown Legend" from "Reckless Skyline" on Caitlin Canty
Denice Franke "Harley Girl" from "Gulf Coast Blue" on CERTAIN records
Don Henry "harley" from "Wild in the Backyard"
Arlo Guthrie "the unbelievable motorcycle song" from "Tales of '69" on Rising Sun Rec.

Some bike info:
There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many as motorcars. Almost 400 million bicycles are in China. Every year some 50 million bicycles – and 20 million cars – are produced.   Although Leonardo da Vinci drew some rough sketches of a contraption that looked like a bicycle, the Frenchman De Sivrac built the first bicycle-type vehicle in 1690. It was referred to as a hobbyhorse. However, it did not have pedals. Those were added in 1840 by a Scottish blacksmith, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, who is credited with inventing the real bicycle.

On a penny-farthing bicycle, one pedal gave the wheel one turn. A lot of pedaling was needed to get around! With the advent of gears, bicycles could move as fast as cars.  Air-filled tires were used on bicycles before they were used on motorcars.
The bicycle as we know it today – with two wheels of the same size – looks almost exactly the same as one from 1900.

The first five-seat bicycle, the quindem, was built in 1940.

In 1985, John Howard, Olympic cyclist and Ironman triathlon winner from the US, set the world speed record for a bicycle when he reached 152.2 mph (245,08 km/h) cycling in the slipstream of a specially designed car. The record would stand until October 3, 1995 when Dutch cyclist Fred Rompelberg pedaled in the slipstream of a dragster at 167.044 mph (268,831 km/h), a record that still stands. What is even more amazing is that Fred, who holds a number of bicycle speed records, was 50 years old when he set the Absolute World Speed Record for Cycling. He still is the world’s eldest professional cyclist.

Queen song, was apparently inspired by the 1978 Tour de France, and the video for it was pretty controversial – 65 naked women cycling around Wimbledon Stadium.  

 Who's playing locally in the near future :
Christine Lavin Oct 11, 2015  Cooperage in Honesdale Pa.


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Open Mic's in the area:
Singer Songwriter Tuesdays happens at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale NY
Antoine runs a thursday night open mike at the Dancing Cat in Bethel, NY near the woodstock site
Kevin McDanial runs an open mike at Frankie and Johnnies, 845 434 8051 in Hurleyville, NY 7 - 10 pm
Cafe Devine in Callicoon, NY runs an open mike every 4th friday
Tuesdays in Mongaup Valley at River's Edge there is an open mike

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