Two great movies that came to mind when the keyboardist for Brad Paisley (whose name I’ll leave out because I didn’t tell him I’d be plastering it on the ‘net) came in to look at a Madone this afternoon. Interesting to think about the parallels between a rock band traveling around the west coast on a big bus and a bike racing team! And yes, I did ask him about Spinal Tap and Almost Famous. Back in the day, sounds like those movies might have been a bit closer to the mark than they are now, with the stars of rock & country getting older, raising families, becoming almost passable as normal people. LB, if you’re reading this, that’s meant as a compliment 🙂
This guy’s got the right idea. He has a special section he’s created on the bus, with a wood box his bike goes into so that nothing gets piled on top of it. It’s got to be pretty cool traveling around and seeing the different places you go to by bike. I can’t see spending months on the road myself, but if I had to, bringing my bike with me would be how I’d remain sane. Then again, maybe I’m missing an opportunity here. Maybe you could have a big bus mobile bike shop that travels the country, announcing its presence ahead of time on the ‘net?