Thursday, 15 November 2007

Bicycle time

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle

I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

-Queen, 1978.

Hey, what about this for an idea? From today's SMH. You hire a bike from a bike station, you ride it wherever you want to in the city, you drop it in to one of many other bike stations. They're already doing it in Paris. And if they can do it there we can do it here, since the car drivers are no less crazy.

Anyway, do you think Fifi will take the hint I've been dropping and get me an electric bicycle for Christmas?


/Karen/ said...

From my dim memories of Beyond 2000, Amsterdam has had that for ages (I think it was Amsterdam!) And I always thought it was a smashing idea.

michael jensen said...

hmm,. but listening to that song now I think it was about free love.

BI - cycle. Geddit?

Gordon Cheng said...

Yes, Freddie Mercury and all. I don't like to think too much about that.

One Salient Oversight said...

I've got a Bike
You can ride it if you like
It's got a basket,
a bell that rings
and things to make it look good.
I'd give it to you if I could
But I borrowed it.

Bike (Pink Floyd)

David McKay said...

Screams for Daisy Bell
and its Aussie reply:

Daisy, Daisy
Give me your answer, do
I'm half crazy
All for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage -
I can't afford a carriage
But you'll look sweet
Upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two.

Michael, Michael
Here is your answer true:
I can't cycle
It makes me black and blue
If you can't afford a carriage
You can stuff your bleedin' marriage
For I'll be damned
If I'll be crammed
On a bicycle built for two!
[from the Coulda Been Champions
as read in the Shonky Songbook]