Planes, Trains, Automobiles: Dancing in the Street

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I’m prone to spontaneous dancing whenever I hear a song that I really love, which is one of the reasons why I no longer drive.

I think you’ll agree with me that dancing while operating a multi-ton vehicle is not a stellar idea.

I know that there are some people who simply should not be drivers and I am one of them. I’m pleased to be aware, and I suspect that more people are alive because of this realization. I drove a car occasionally in high school and regularly from September 1999- May 2001 and I was a terror behind the wheel. I was constantly getting distracted by some catchy jam and losing track of the steering wheel. More on that in the future post on Why I Don’t Drive.

That’s just one of dozens and dozens of reasons why Riding a Bike is Perfect for Me.

I like to travel with no hands, arms sometimes crossed, but normally raised above my head in a V shape, this is best and most safely accomplished on a bicycle.

Sometimes I imagine I’m in a remake of this superb scene from the Indian film Dil Se. And that this scene happens on a giant caravan of bikes.

In the meantime, there several excellent bicycle dance troupes that use synchronized moves, and I’ve been lucky to see two of them, the Sprockettes from Portland, OR, and the B.C. Clettes from Vancouver, BC.

Here’s the BC Clettes performing Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack:

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