Bikes on Dykes.
August 18, 2013 7:43 PM   Subscribe

The Dutch Army Bicycle Band. Does exactly what it says on the tin (helmet).
posted by unSane (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
New Zealand Army Band also does a great show.
posted by stbalbach at 7:48 PM on August 18, 2013


Originally misparsed as "Dykes on Bikes" and expected something ... different.
posted by jferg at 7:53 PM on August 18, 2013


Bicycle infantry were a surprisingly big deal from the Boer war to the Second World War. It's a way of moving people around quickly that doesn't require fodder or gasoline, so for about fifty years most countries equipped some of their soldiers with bikes. Apparently bicycle soldiers needed a bicycle band, so here we are.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:00 PM on August 18, 2013


God damn it, Holland.

(I actually have that as a tattoo.)
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 8:02 PM on August 18, 2013


A cycling novelty - 1898.
posted by unliteral at 8:07 PM on August 18, 2013


Originally misparsed as "Dykes on Bikes" and expected something ... different.

I understood the post title to be a play on the name of that particular motorcycle club, yes.... Er, you were aware of Dykes on Bikes already, yes?

posted by eviemath at 8:32 PM on August 18, 2013


Originally misparsed as "Dykes on Bikes" and expected something ... different.

You'll be pleased to know that that's also a thing.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:32 PM on August 18, 2013


surely quite lethal in wartime.
posted by RockyChrysler at 8:34 PM on August 18, 2013


If I ever get a nice bicycle garage, wikipedia's recruitment poster for the Army Cyclist Corps is going on the wall.
posted by what of it at 8:43 PM on August 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


They have a glockenspiel on a bicycle. Try putting that on one of your aerial drones. You can't do it, can you?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:44 PM on August 18, 2013


Multitaskers! I bet they can all comb their hair and brush their teeth at the same time,too!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:04 PM on August 18, 2013




To me the snare drummer is the most impressive.
posted by unSane at 9:39 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Keeping time.
Keeping cadence.
Keeping formation.
posted by dhartung at 12:23 AM on August 19, 2013


Your favorite band cycles? John Philip Seuss?

Can someone who reads Dutch check this out? Because regardless of what it says on the tin, I have the feeling this isn't an active unit in anyone's army.
posted by pracowity at 1:08 AM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Even if you don't speak dutch, the pictures on this website are gold.
posted by Sourisnoire at 2:25 AM on August 19, 2013


Does exactly what it says on the tin

No, it does not. None of those guys is playing a bicycle.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:53 AM on August 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


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