The Friday Cyclotouriste

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Bicycling culture……Smart cars, Bromptons, and Charlie Chaplin

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A Smart Car and a Brompton together; I just can’t resist. And because of this video’s Chaplinesque qualities I have an excuse to post two of my favorite clips from the genius himself (see below).


These are the silent actor’s first words (beginning around the 1:00 mark) on screen — in the form of a song from Modern Times:


And finally, the ending speech from The Great Dictator, still relevant today some would argue.


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August 9th, 2011 at 11:52 pm


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On the Road……San Francsico’s Marina District

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The next few posts will contain more images from my short trip to SF with my Brompton folding bicycle.

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The SMART car and the Brompton make a good couple in a dense, urban city like San Francisco.

The Brompton fits snugly (from hatch-back door to seats), but rather perfectly in the Smart car’s tiny, cargo area.

As E.F. Schumacher wrote, “Small is Beautiful.

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July 9th, 2011 at 8:24 pm