Sunday, May 27, 2012

"You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile."

"Or you may find yourself behind the handlebars of a Bixi"

An op-ed piece in the NY Times by the musician David Byrne
(formerly of "Talking Heads") about bike-share programs around
the world.  Bryne is nowadays well known as a bicycle activist.

The Times also published "For Cyclists, Revolution Must Catch Up" 
in their "App City" column.

By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN        As someone who rides a bicycle in 
New York City, I am still waiting for the smartphone revolution.

In the world of pro road racing, a milestone: the aptly-named
Ryder Hesjedal of the Garmin-Barracuda team, a native of
Victoria, British Columbia, became the first Canadian to
achieve victory in one of the 3 "Grand Tour" stage races: 
he won the three-week Tour of Italy (Giro d'Italia) which, 
I feel compelled to mention, began in Denmark this year.

In celebration of Hesjedal's accomplishment, and coming
full-circle back to music, here's a link to what must surely
be a song ideally suited for "Bike Month": it's "May Ride" 
by jazz legend Kenny Wheeler.                  

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