The beauty of a woman riding a bike

I always liked the songs, movies and music videos about bikes, or those using bicycles as visual materials.

Folon (meaning “in the past”) is a beautiful song from Malian artist Salif Keita. According to wiki, Keita is unique not only because of his reputation as the “Golden Voice of Africa” but because he has albinism and is a direct descendant of the founder of the Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita.

Here is the music video of that beautiful song, enjoy.
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Jean Metzinger’s “At the Cycle-Race Track (Au Vélodrome)”, 1912

Jean Metzinger (June 24, 1883 – November 3, 1956) was a major 20th-century French painter, writer, critic, poet, and a sensitive and intelligent theoretician. Along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Albert Gleizes, developed the art style known as Cubism.

“Au Vélodrome”, also known as “At the Cycle-Race Track” and “Le cycliste”, is a painting by Metzinger. According to the art historian Erasmus Weddigen, it illustrates the final meters of the Paris–Roubaix monumental classic, and portrays its 1912 winner Charles Crupelandt. The painting was acquired by Peggy Guggenheim in 1945 and is now permanently on view in her museum in Venice; Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Alfonsina Strada, the woman who rode the 1924 Giro d’Italia

1924 Giro d’Italia was very extraordinary. Because, Alfonsina Morini Strada participated in the Giro, and became the only woman to have ridden one of cycling’s three major stage races.
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