A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 03, 2017
“A bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle”

"A bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on several images. “How many other guys here ride a bike?"/"I ride an acoustic motorcycle” was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz on November 12, 2007.

“A bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle” was posted on Twitter on June 29, 2013.


Google Groups: rec.music.makers.guitar.jazz
Following an old MO - visited some music stores today
Tim McNamara
11/12/07
jimmyb wrote:
> How many other guys here ride a bike?

I ride an acoustic motorcycle: 

12 July 2010, Ottawa (ON) Citizen, “Blues on wheels; Festival’s parking service a huge hit with cyclists” by Bruce Ward, pg. D1:
Electric guitars rule at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest. But the sound that delights Charles Akben-Marchand is the ticking of wheels turning on an acoustic motorcycle—a bicycle, that is. 

Twitter
rim rolling champion‏
@tducharm
a bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle
4:23 PM - 29 Jun 2013

Twitter
rim rolling champion‏
@tducharm
a bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle
4:23 PM - 29 Jun 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A bicycle is just an acoustic motorcycle.
submitted March 19, 2015 by Eagle_spirit

Twitter
BILL NYE THO‏
@Bill_Nye_Tho
a bicycle is basically an acoustic motorcycle
11:00 PM - 6 Dec 2015

Twitter
Correct Names‏
@CorrectNames
Acoustic Motorcycle (WIth a bicycle illustration.—ed.)
5:04 PM - 18 Jul 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A bike is just an acoustic motorcycle
submitted August 3, 2017 by 2GoldDubloonz

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, August 03, 2017 • Permalink