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    Band Tours via Bicycle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbAIiTZ9bk

    From Northern California to Southern Mexico. They apparently carried all of their own equipment, and used bike powered generators to power their show.
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    Hey, that`s pretty cool, MoFeezy! Cute girl, too. I wonder what kind of generators they`re using- looks like they`re built into some kind of training rollers. Does B&M now offer amplifiers?

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    I really don't know much about it and have never heard the band before this. I just came across this during my AM blog check. The style of music isn't much of my thing, but I will definitely check out the lyrics to see if they can be worked into regular rotation.

    It is really impressive though, they have really stepped up the game for both bike touring (or maybe this is a commuting/touring hybrid of some sort) and band touring.

    I think about how much my amplifiers weigh and I don't think this would be possible without some serious compromises in the amps one takes on tour, though I think if the PA were to power even the guitars it would be workable. One speaker each for two members, the amplifier/mixer for another and then all the cables/stands/etc for the fourth. I definitely think it would be fun. I wonder how they dealt with the rain?
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    I play the bass and percussion, anyone want to start a band and do this?
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    I'm wondering how I could get my 200 lbs+ of PA equipment on my bike when I've got a sound monkey gig.

    Quote Originally Posted by eric von zipper View Post
    I play the bass and percussion, anyone want to start a band and do this?
    Guitar, vocals, and songwriting. If you want to come up to New Jersey we can talk.
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    The Ditty Bops did a similar thing as well.

    http://carfreela.com/ditty_bops.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
    The Ditty Bops did a similar thing as well.
    Yeah, and on Surly Cross Checks, I believe. I think they had a support van carrying heavy stuff and the backing band though.

    No disrespect; they've got some good tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    I'm wondering how I could get my 200 lbs+ of PA equipment on my bike when I've got a sound monkey gig.



    Guitar, vocals, and songwriting. If you want to come up to New Jersey we can talk.
    It's warmer and it seems like half your state has moved here, what's one more?
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    My husband carries some of his purcussion equipment on my BD. I'll try and post a picture later.
    His equipment includes 2 congas (floor) a snare, drum throne, and bag of assorted stuff.

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    this drummer in chicago i forget his name but he's in the lovely little girls, he rides to shows in his bike with a trailer containing his drum set.
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