The Opposite of Ad Nauseam: Farrah on a Bike

It’s been a tumultuous week in more ways than one. We’re going to leave it behind with a flashback, via Cycelicious, to the late 1970s, when Farrah Fawcett pedaled to promote her own line of shampoo. What helmet could contain that hair?

We couldn’t find video of Ed McMahon or Michael Jackson on a bike — though Michael did "Ease on Down the Road," of course, and Jonathan Maus busted out the moonwalk at yesterday’s Portland tribute ride. If you know of anything else, please share it in the comments.

See you Monday.

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