Sunday, October 5, 2008

Byrne-ing Down the House

“It is no exaggeration to affirm that a journey by bicycle is like none other; it is a thing apart; it has a tempo and a style of its own.”—James E. Starrs

Last Friday was another Soo Foo Coo Campus Community Cycling Wellness Activity.

Joining the group was our own FAB Prez Kirk Wurscher, thanks for riding with us with that new bike--Viva Las Vegas! Check this bike out—it’s really sharp (double click on the picture to enlarge)! Along the way we also picked up Tammy W. on her mountain bike.

On CBS Sunday Morning, Tracy Smith interviewed David Byrne (formerly of the Talking Heads). We should not forget that David Byrne has always been eccentric, shy and self-conscience, but always a creative musician and design artist. Byrne is also a cycling-celebrity, known for his design, purchase and judging of Manhattan’s Bike Rack competition. Hey, maybe we can get him here in Sioux Falls to judge our local competition…after all, when he finished evaluating the competition entries, he purchased nine of them to be distributed about the city.

Byrne could easily be mistaken for any cyclist on the Manhattan streets. When asked about his cycling commutes about Manhattan, the dialog went something like this--

Tracy Smith: “You know, you are a rock star, you could take a car service.”

David Byrne: “Yes I could…I could but I…besides commuting…I also find it’s really liberating!”

David, it’s hard to put into words alright…”And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?" My friends, it’s exactly as DW says... PEACE and BIKE LOVE!