TechnoRetro Dads on Bicycles: Breaking Away with American Flyers

by TechnoRetro Dads

Experience two-wheeled freedom all over again with shazbazzar and JediShua as they gear up for a 77-minute bike ride.

A bicycle was more than a frame with two wheels; it was a ticket to freedom.  The TechnoRetro Dads have your ticket to ride with bikes, video games, and cyclistastic movies like Breaking Away, American Flyers, and Quicksilver.

Whether it was your first Bike, a Bicycle Race, a Huffy, Murray, Kent, or Free Spirit, kids loved and lived on their bikes in the ‘70s and ‘80s and we all remember taking off the training wheels, sliding into skids, popping wheelies, and telling Mom to “Look! No hands!”  It’s all about bicycles this week, EarBuds!

We Love Our Cereal

Cool cereal stories this week!

  • You could turn up your Snap, Crackle, and Pop to eleven with this amplified cereal bowl.
  • Tony the Tiger teams up with the Sun Bowl for a stadium-sized part of your nutritious breakfast.

Let’s All Go to the Movies…on our bikes!

Whether it was Breaking Away, American Flyers, BMX Bandits, Rad, or Quicksilver, the pedals pushed the gears to the limits in some fun and memorable movies from the ‘70s and ‘80s featuring bicycles.

Toys in the Attic

We remember riding our bikes in the driveway, around the block, at the playground, the park, and even down to the crawdad hole.

TechnoRetro Arcade

Bikes are for fun.  And they’re even fun at the arcade (if yours doesn’t get stolen when you’re inside shoving quarters in the machines).  Sometimes, even simulating working on your two-wheeler in the classic Paperboy cabinet.

Bicycles, Breaking Away, American Flyers

Thanks for tuning in to TechnoRetro Dads, EarBuds!  Go online for more TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, RetroZap.com, or TechnoRetroDads.libsyn.com.  Pick up your TechnoRetro Dads merchandise at TeePublic.  Don’t forget to rate and review TechnoRetro Dads on iTunes, share us and with us on social media, get TechnoRetro merchandise at TeePublic, and join discussions on Discord about toys, cereal, games, movies and/or shows from the ‘70s and ‘80s by giving the ‘Dads your feedback via voice mail at (209) 878-7323 or sending us your mp3dback via electronic-M to [email protected].

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Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Max Headroom, Battlestar Galactica, The Dark Crystal and more. TechnoRetro Dads creates new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!

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