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    David Byrne(Yes, THAT ONE) On a Hybrid

    Mr. Byrne, 57, cuts a dashing figure. His hair is not so much gray as a spiky, incandescent white, part gracefully aging rock star, part phosphorous bomb. He wears white pants, white shoes and a bright orange vest beneath a dark blue jacket. It is hard to picture him in spandex. Even his bike, a hybrid, has personal flair. The handlebars are modified to allow him to sit up more straight as he rides. ďSince Iím not riding for sport, I kind of like to see where Iím going,Ē he said.

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...avid-byrne/?hp

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    Haha, what a dandy! I'd be more embarrassed to be riding Angela Landsbury's bike with a helmet in the basket than to worry about helmet hair, but I'm a freight biker, not a rock star.

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    Cool vid....nice to know Byrnes an advocate.
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    Yes, as it mentions, he also designed some bike racks around New York City:



    David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, have unveiled nine unique bicycle racks designed by DB and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. An avid bicyclist for almost 30 years, Byrne was invited to join the panel of jurors selected by the DOT to judge a design competition for outdoor and indoor bicycle racks. Inspired by the city's initiative, he submitted some original design ideas of his own named after specific locations and neighborhoods, which the DOT enthusiastically agreed to install for a period of 364 days.
    http://www.davidbyrne.com/art/bike_racks/index.php
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    Click-click. Click-click. Arrrgh. That would drive me crazy. Is that his bike or the camera bike making that noise?

    Thanks for the link.
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    awesome video. that trail he's riding on is the one i always ride on! ;]
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    I remember one of his songs went something like this; "Cycle Killer, break their legs, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa ride, ride, ride, ride, ride, ride away..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
    I remember one of his songs went something like this; "Cycle Killer, break their legs, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa ride, ride, ride, ride, ride, ride away..."
    Ha, Ha, Ha, q'est-ce que sais?

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    David Byrne is my kinda weirdo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houston View Post
    Ha, Ha, Ha, q'est-ce que sais?
    Since when does a Texan know French?

    OK, so we loved the Talking Heads and rode USCF when that song was a hit. We made up the "improved lyrics" to reflect our daily training ride. I had forgotten all about it until this article hit the web
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    Oh IGH, Stop Making Sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
    Click-click. Click-click. Arrrgh. That would drive me crazy. Is that his bike or the camera bike making that noise?

    Thanks for the link.
    Yeah, that took about 2 seconds to get on my nerves as well. It's great that he's out there spreading the word and getting involved. I'd lock up to that hooker bike rack in a second! There must be a way to mount my [I]mount[I]ain bike to it.

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