Tony’s Theme

“I am Tony, super bicycle Tony, I’m racing
Spitfire turn and pop a wheelie, burn and evil chasing
I’m waving bye, bye, bye, bye, bye
I got a card in my spokes
I’m practicing my joke, I’m learning”

From “Tony’s Theme” by Pixies.


The above song still sums up all those childhood memories of tearing around on various bikes…a Raleigh Tomahawk to begin with and a series of BMXs in my adolescent and teenage years.

Even in my thirties my wife decided a child trailer was a safer option for my bike than a child seat for fear of me inadvertently pulling bunny hops or trying to jump off something whilst forgetting I had a toddler in tow (quite literally).

Sadly, this week I let the snow get the better of my cycling to work.  Mind you inside every bus there are a bunch of drivers who have let go of the steering wheel…


2 Responses to “Tony’s Theme”

  1. 1 Jenni February 14, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I really feel sad for you.May God bless you with peace and happiness.

  2. 2 thestatethatiamin February 14, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Thanks Jenni – He does – I love riding my bike ducking in and out of traffic like a madman…

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