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modem7
May 13th, 2009, 02:27 AM
http://members.dodo.com.au/~slappanel555/misc/1940%20Tour%20de%20France.jpg

barythrin
May 13th, 2009, 09:30 AM
yeah, kinda messed up lol but it did grow on me the more I thought about the lack of replies.

Ole Juul
May 13th, 2009, 01:15 PM
Lol caption and pic. :) But there is a more interesting side. It demonstrates that the German army's interest in efficiency is probably a myth. Those handle bars are difficult to use and really slow you down. That was well known at the time. Though bikes are still the most energy efficient mode of transportation known to mankind, in this case they obviously chose style over speed. Nice style though. :)

Chuck(G)
May 13th, 2009, 07:42 PM
This caused me chuckle. :) Probably just as doped-up as the current Tour participants...

Ole, isn't the lead guy riding with traditional dropped bars, just turned upward? It's not clear what the rest of the company is riding or even if they're riding the same style of bars...

I wonder what the band is riding...