Riding nowhere

Public bike rental inauguration falls flat


Technical glitches hinder a service that Madrid City Hall had been promising since 2009


Technical glitches put a damper on the inauguration of Madrid’s public rental bike service on Monday.

The BiciMad network has 1,560 electric bicycles scattered across 123 docking stations within the city center. Yet the only bikes that actually circulated through the streets of the capital were the 70 units that the city lent reporters, cycling associations and experts for the day.

 
 
 
Vocabulary:

to fall flat -

a glitch -

to put a damper on stg -

to scatter -

a docking station -

to purchase (v/n) -

a membership card -

to freeze (froze, frozen) -

a request (v/n) -

to award -

to run (a business) -

to slow down -

to fix -

a spokesperson -

a source -

according to sb/stg -

to deal with stg/sb -

former (adj) -

a mayor -

current (adj) -

a delay -

to push stg back -

to aim for stg -

to be anything but -



 
 
 
 
 
You couldn't make it up. LOL
 
 

 


Source: You Tube (shizuku027) Key words: Queen Bicycle Race
 
 
 
 
Queen - Bicycle Race
 
 

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws *was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don't *believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I *wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my

Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
*On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don't wanna be the President of America
You say smile I *say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don't wanna be a candidate for
Vietnam or Watergate
*Cause all I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like


*It's not my scene = It's not my style = I'm not interested in it at all.


*believe stg / sb
I believe you = I think you are telling the truth.
I believed what he said = I trusted him. I thought what he said was true.
*believe in stg / sb
Do you believe in God? = Do you believe God exists?
I don't believe in ghosts = I don't believe ghosts exist.


*wanna = want to (never write this)


*On your marks / Ready! Steady! Go! - said to athletes at the start of a race.


*Say cheese - said when taking a photo, it's time to smile.


*Cause = because. (Never write it)







 
 


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