Many bands have decided not to tour this summer because of high gas prices and a general plummeting economy. Some bands on the other hand manage to tour by cutting driving expenses from their budgets. What’s the big secret? A mechanical two wheeler called the bicycle (wouhou!). Yep that’s right, some bands go on a 5000 mile road trip on their bikes fully packed of all their instrumental needs. Actually only one band did it without the help from a motorized vehicle: the Ginger Ninjas. This band has an environmental conscience to start with so why stop at just biking half-way through the country to perform your shows? Why not power your gear with your bicycles too! Watch the video and you’ll see I’m not kidding.
As someone who loves biking I think it’s a brilliant idea. You need time, a good pair of legs, an intensive 8h-a-day physical training 4 months prior to your trip, lots of steroids and your set.
Check out this other video on bicycle touring. Really puts thing in perspective.