Video: Buffalo Soldiers - Episode 1

Mar 10, 2013 at 19:30
Mar 10, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
 
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43 Comments

  • + 33
 maps from the end of the 18th century would be 1790, not 1890
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 this is a fact right there
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 he's from europe.................
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 from the free world
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 I would just like to point out that they did not "come to be know as the buffalo soldiers" because of there bikes, a small group of existing "buffalo soldiers" from the army's 25th regiment, which was just one of many segregated units, just happened to test out bikes for the army. check your facts.
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 So...Gary Fisher did not, in fact, invent mountain biking, right? In your face, Fisher!
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 I think the idea is that Fisher and friends were there at the beginning of the current continuous mountain bicycle trend. That said, this is great documentary material!!
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 Mountain biking as we see it today was started by the guy who makes Richie products and he was good friends with Gary Fisher. Richie sold one of his vary first actual mountain bikes to Gary which then went and redesigned it to what we see today...so yea suck it Gary!!
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 Joe Breeze was in there somewhere too, no? There were a bunch of pioneers from that Cambrian Period. Hey, Gary, no offense, buddy (I had two of your bikes).
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 Ya Richie products cookies I think
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 Most of these comments suck! Be positive nobody likes a know it all
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 I remember reading an article in "Der Spiegel" magazine about 20 years ago about the Swiss military bicycles. They were still using these big clunkers in the mid-90s. The article presented them as anachronistic and impractical, which I suppose they are. Still, it was kind of cool. Looked exactly like the one that guy was riding on the railroad tracks. iloveswissmade.com/2012/swiss-army-bicycle-the-militarvelo
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 I am from Switzerland. Those army bikes are a kind of a "cult-bikes". They where used by the army for arroud 90 years. And yes, that IS exactly that bike yo saw on the railroad Wink ! Singlespeed and more heavy as a DH-Rig 15 years ago, buillt to last....
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 So you think YOUR tough? try riding the Tour Divide 2000+miles on fully rigid 1.75 rubber …..on railroad ties …..for 60-80 miles a day. Talk about forcing an invention . what doesn't kill us will give us back problems for the rest of our lives. Ha, we are so comparably weak.
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 Dirt Rag Magazine did a really good job on the buffalo soldier bikers. it also brought up a issue about race and mountain biking.
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 I remember that article it was very well written.
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 sweet, pretty unique idea for a video series. Looking forward to the next installment.
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 So what da funk was Bob Marley on about hahaha
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 Mate, Buffalo Soldiers where african-americans that fought during the US civil war. Bob Marley (african-american) wanted to bring it to light, and let everyone know the importance of the Buffalo Soldiers on the civil war and on the slavery abolition act.
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 still was waiting for the track
  • + 10
 Bob Marley was Jamaican not American. His father was British. Great vid. Was also waiting for the track.
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 The Buffalo soldiers were so named by the native Americans they were fighting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Soldier
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 Buddy, an American is someone born in the CONTINENT OF AMERICA, that means South America, Central America, North America and most of the islands around the continent...I know, shocking news for u!
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 Buffalo soldiers were the first African American cavalry soldiers,named so by the plains native indians in the 1860s,not in 1890.Except for the title,great video,though.
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 you`re right! What is it?
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 I'm not sure but bar is straight and it has a front derailleur, it's probably a 93. btw there is no 07 model from what I know. BUT they talked last year about buying new ones... it made a media "buzz"
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 My bike in the army was from 1930, quiet amazing how well it rode, heavy but solid
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 German Tigers usually did not survive the frontal kamikaze attack of a swiss soldiercyclist at the southern homefront near Lindt and Sprüngli or Goldküste. As solid as they get.
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 The first seen of him leaving the house with old gear.....sweeet!
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 I am waitting for the second episode Smile
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 I look forward to the next episode.
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 HERRR comandante!! i´m goinzzz to buyzzz a red bull cowboyzzz hatzzz
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 totally. and an original idea, i'm looking forward to this series. but with all due respect, ross is dead wrong - ripping (admitedly mellow) trails on janky old 3-speeds is fun as hell
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 ya this will be a cool series to watch. It's funny i did a bunch of reports on this for high school, reused the same report many times haha i can't believe what they had to do, they didn't ride roads or trails because they were supposed to be seeing how useful they would be in ferrying wounded/ammo/guns on a battlefield and i don't think those bikes pedal all that great
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 *sarcasm buddy Smile
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