Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"I want to ride my bicycle..."

Only recently has it been ice-free and warm enough to bike to Bob's Java Hut, my local coffee shop, where when people talk about bikes, they mean motorcycles. (But anything on two wheels is better than four.)
This morning Amy, the manager, is playing all 80s music because the temps are supposed to head that way today.

I Want to Ride My Bicycle (46 sec.)
Song: "Bicycle Race," by Queen

9 comments:

Lill said...

Bob's Java Hut sounds very cool! I enjoyed being with you on your ride there, thanks for sharing.

Fresca said...

Thanks, Lill! This was really fun to put together.
Do you recognize your old 'hood?

bink said...

This is a real peek into your life. So truly you, day by day. What a cool little movie life you lead.

ArtSparker said...

80's? WTF, it's freezing here! Like those bells.

Margaret said...

These are the best.

Dania said...

I have a couple of friends who have taken photographs while driving, but I've never dared do it and never learned to ride a bike. I enjoyed doing in vicariously through your movie.

Thanks also for the 80s flashbacks, as Queen made a comeback during my teenage years in the 80s. You might be amused by this: http://www.ifc.com/blogs/indie-eye/2010/03/taking-on.php

Jennifer said...

Love all the keys opening locks and doors! Spring unlocks so much...

Fresca said...

BINK: It's making art about it that gives a life that extra spark, eh?

SPARKER: We have crazy weather here in MN, shooting from freezing to burning and back again. It has been known to snow in April.

MARGARET: I'm glad you like them!

DANIA: And I never learned to drive a car...
This was my second effort at filming from my bike--the first was so bouncy it was unusable.

Thanks for the link---one of my top "films from childhood you shouldn't rewatch" is "Brother Sun, Sister Moon."
And songs would include "Mandy," by that wonderful showman ...god, I'm blanking his name...
Barry Manilow!
What bad taste I had. Or not.

JENNIFER: I filmed the whole darn trip, from door to door, and only when I edited it down did I notice the theme of doors and locks.
Thanks for catching it!

momo said...

Late to the show--love the bells, and the crescendo to the actual moment of riding!