Merry Christmas and a happy new bike

by Raymond Parker on December 24, 2012

in Cycling, Music

Ancient CD tree

Ancient CD tree

How many of you received your first bicycle as a Christmas present? I’ll bet a good number, and that the memory recalls one of the most exciting holiday seasons ever. Can you remember a Christmas Day ride as the beginning of bicycling bliss, that first flush of freedom and adventure?

I’d love to hear about your “best present ever.”

As in other Christmas blog posts, I like to add a little musical cheer.

Music has always been a big part of the holiday; not just the traditional carols, but the stuff that stuffs stockings … at least in those halcyon days of tangible vinyl records and, later, polycarbonate CDs. (These days, ancient audiophiles haunt the musty isles of retro record stores).

With help from Nora and One Left, here’s wishing your wishes come true.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add your spin! }

Nora and One Left December 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hi VeloWeb – Thanks for posting “Big Red Bicycle.” Here’s wishing you and all your readers and friends on 2-wheels a great holiday and a happy & healthy New Year! xoxox
Nora and One Left


Raymond Parker December 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

You’re welcome! Thanks for creating this classic-in-the-making Christmas jingle.


ofoab December 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

A surly Ho, Ho , from all the Truckers out here, but due to resource management and the price of coal , plus elves don’t speak mandarin,there will a caloric equivalent lump of dung {cooking fuel }in your stocking . But if your cycling around the Critical Mass tree , light up ! PS I got a life size action figure of “Mr Hankey ” in a sleigh , Yes Virgina , Mr Floaty has visitors home for the holidays .


Raymond Parker December 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

You seem to be having an excellent merry. Cheers!


john meldrum December 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

Might be best year this year! Fine bottle of single malt and a Rawland stag frame to arrive in the new year all ready to build up!


Raymond Parker December 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

John: It doesn’t get much better than that! No new bike for me, but I do have a bottle of Auchentoshan.


Ryan December 27, 2012 at 3:32 am

Since I didn’t start riding a bike until I was 16/17 I can’t say much about receiving a bike for Christmas.

Although I received it a week before Christmas, my DSLR was probably my best gift… Although I’m loving my tablet this year!

Merry Christmas and Happy new year


Raymond Parker December 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

Yes, next to a bike, a camera has to be the best gift. I got my first, a Kodak Brownie, when I was 7-years-old. That started another obsession.

This year, I got a battery grip for my relatively new DSLR.

All the best of the season to you too, Ryan. Happy snapping!


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