April 19th is Bicycle Day!
The legend goes that Albert Hoffman first sythesized and accidentally absorbed LSD through his skin on April 19th, 1943. While he was experiencing the world's first LSD trip, he decided his lab was a little claustrophobic and took off... on his bicycle.
Whether or not you're into the drug culture behind Bicycle Day, it is a great excuse to get on your bike and ride! I will be out there today- Hollah if you see me!
In celebration of Bicycle Day I wanted to share a few short videos that I've enjoyed lately. Do you have any to add?
This is a great 90 second video of a "cyclotrope" made from a bicycle wheel. Tim Wheatley's version of the zoetrope.
This one is from Science Friday: Have you ever wondered why bicycles want to balance themselves, even when there is no rider? I
"I could talk about bikes.. all decade! I'm the one that can't stop thinking about bikes. Period." -Physicist George Papadopoulos
And finally, a story of bikes, love, and competition. The film is so endearing and the end is perfect. (Made by local artists!)
Happy Bicycle Day!
(I am having a hard time embedding the video for some reason. It was working and then... it was not. The links are all worth it though!!)