There is a rather large and growing collection of humours, self-deprecating, but often true songs and music videos that folks have made regarding cycling. Usually these poke fun at some of the more eccentric aspects and stereotypes of the cycling culture. I thought it was about time someone put together a list of the best of them. Of course, this is just my opinion, and is therefore fact…
Number 7: Bike-Friendly City (funny song about bike safety in Toronto)
Obstensibly a bicycle saftey piece, but we all know that no one listens if we talk about bike safety seriously. So lets try it with a little humor:
Number 6: SRSLY
Just try and make it past the Cliff Shot slurping scene in the beginning…
Number 5: Le Velo
The first entry from Robin Moore – the only guy to make my list not once, but three times. This video probably would have ranked higher if he had chosen a better wine.
Number 4: Get Dirty
After poking fun at the euro crowd, Robin Moore goes after the MTB set. Truth be told though, you may want to hold off on watching this one until you’ve watched the rest of the list. There are references in this video to the number one video on our list.
Number 3: All You Haters ( Suck …censored… )
Something about making fun of anger is hysterically funny to me – and a heck of a lot better than actually being angry. Warning – if you would be offended on a Juniur High School camups by the language, you should skip this video…
Number 2: Motherf<censored>ing Bike
Yes. They swear. A lot. But again, making fun of anger is just too enjoyable. Yes – this is the genesis of that famous “Tour de F*** You.” Nearly every stereotype of urban cycling culture is in here. In truth it was a very hard decision to decide the actual order of the top two. Ultimately it came down to seniority alone.
Ooooh – and it is in HD!
Numero Uno: Performance
For me this is the first and still best bicycle music video. The third entry from Robin Moore. If you do nothing else in your cycling life, get this stuck in your head on your next ride. Eminently quotable – ‘Cause its all about performance…
And speaking of quotable, one final thought: