Today the sweet sounds of San Francisco alumni Huey Lewis and the News have been echoing in my head. Which song you ask? “Back in Time”, the official Back to the Future theme song that skyrocketed to #3 on the Billboard charts for 1985.
Normally, one should never question why the sweet stylings of the News are buzzing in ones head. But today the “buzz” has purpose- and that purpose is Aldo Ross and his amazing blog http://49giro.blogspot.com/. Aldo is recounting the ’49 Giro D’ Italia in “real time”. Each day the blog is “Updated daily through the end of the 1949 Giro”. There are race reports, articles and other great tidbits. The ’49 Giro is especially interesting as it pitted the young Fausto Coppi against reigning champ and cycling darling Gino Bartali. I won’t spoil the outcome.
So hop in the DeLorean, pop in the cassette sound track to Back to the Future I, II, II, or the animated series (reader’s choice) and head back to 1949 Italy… or just click on that linky thing above and be done with it.
Fun Facts. Huey Lewis made a Cameo in 1985′s Back to the Future and Crispin Glover is creepy.contribute