I just heard the song “Mein Farrad” (My Bicycle) by Die Prinzen on the radio. It’s a very catchy tune and the words are lots of fun. I thought I would translate it for my English speaking bicycle friends, so here goes:

The other day I was going 120 (kph)
Riding round town on my bike
And as usual I could only hope
The police wouldn’t catch-up to me
Because they’d give me a ticket
And take me to the station
And my poor little bike
Would be left all alone out front
Oh how I love my bike
Although I really don’t know why
To her I’ll always be faithful
In contrast to my wife
Never will I leave her
Never will I give her away
Because we fly together on the clouds
And understand each other perfectly

Every grandpa drives his Opel
Every monkey drives his Ford
Every idiot drives his Porsche
Every asshole drives his Audi Sport
Every crazy man drives his Manta
Every complete idiot his Jaguar
Only connoisseurs are cycling
And they’re always faster there

My bike is surely not purple
That’s not my color at all
And it’s certainly not brown
Because I can’t stand brown
No, mine is painted blue
From head to toe that shade
Blue’s the perfect color for me
Because sometimes I’m blue too

Every grandpa drives his Opel
Every monkey drives his Ford
Every idiot drives his Porsche
Every asshole drives his Audi Sport
Every crazy man drives his Manta
Every complete idiot his Jaguar
Only connoisseurs are cycling
And they’re always faster there!

I took a few liberties with the lyrics, but I hope it does justice to the great song!