Beat Coronavirus with Bikes!

Jan 21, 2009
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In the Philippines, they are considering using bikes as a mode of transportation for health care workers, since regular transportation is very limited. That makes sense, as there aren't usually close quarters when riding a bike, so that takes care of the problem of packing everyone on a bus to get to work at the hospital or where ever. They are asking for donations of old bikes. An old Huffman would be nice.
https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/19/20/pasig-city-taps-bikes-for-transportation-of-health-workers

A perfect opportunity to let people know how cool old bikes can be. The next shift rolling up on an array of classic bikes: JC Higgins, Roadmasters, Rollfasts, Western Flyers, Columbias, and Schwinns from the 60's and earlier. Like this bike:
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All ratted out, no museum bikes. The head nurse might show up on the same kind of bike the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz rode.
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We relied on bikes back in WW2. In fact, you needed special permission to even buy a new bike. The war effort came first.
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After it's all said and done, old bikes should be recognized for what they are, useful and cool all the way around. Everyone will want a classic in the garage. Nothing made overseas, the American made 50's and 60's frames will be sought after.



 
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I don't have a bike at all right now. Just pictures! I'm moving back to the Philippines and couldn't take any with me because of the cost of shipping. I already had made plans and they were sold before the virus happened. Hopefully the bans will be lifted before my flight in just over a month from now. However all my shelves stay well stocked so I don't need to ride.
 
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Sitting home in lockdown here in Hawaii, I found some more examples.

Melbourne, Australia:


Christchurch, New Zealand:


Somewhere in England:


London, England:


Canada:


Netherlands:


Uzbekistan?


Inside a hospital in China:


Kenya:


Italy:
 
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