Bicycle Diaries: Let there be light!

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30.3.09

Let there be light!

get your
lamps on



Back at the start of the 20th century, many American cities established bike speed limits and required bikers to get lights. Scorchers (as speeders were called) and other bikers caught riding at night were fined or sometimes arrested. Even the music business got into the act.
Get your lamps lit, get your lamps lit,
If you don't I will soon run you in,
Miss Wise was all right for she had a search light,
So safely along did she spin,
Get your lamps lit, get your lamps lit,
Miss Foolish was fined the next day,
Which opened her eyes; Miss Foolish got wise,
And bought a search light right away.

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