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    contiuniously variable TransitBiker's Avatar
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    D-day on two wheels: the bicycle commandos.

    70 years ago tomorrow hundreds of elite allied commandos took to the sea and air with one added weapon: a bicycle.

    The idea was that the bicycles would allow the commandos to quickly move inland and secure key points such as rail and road bridges and soften up the countryside for the main forces to follow.

    I dunno about any of you, but i love this idea. Unfortunately they landed in the wrong spots due to several issues that arose one they departed the main staging point on the channel and had only limited success because of this.

    Some of the paratroopers had folding bikes that were at the time classified top secret as they could be taken apart and used for various things such as constructing shelter or making weapons.

    - Andy
    Last edited by TransitBiker; 06-05-14 at 08:51 PM. Reason: added photos
    I can't wait for the next pint of good chocolate milk after a long ride.

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    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
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    I won't complain about traffic again.

    But I think that this pic wasn't at D-Day. Looks like the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, riding across America in 1897.

    Last edited by Artkansas; 06-06-14 at 04:50 PM.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Bacon-wrapped Member ahsposo's Avatar
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    That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing.
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    ...ixnay on the exsay alktay.

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