Okay honey, bring your big Schwinn in here!

July 13, 2009

This brothel in Berlin has come up with a new marketing ploy in these tough economic times. It is offering a discount to patrons who arrive on bicycles.

I’m sorry, but this is funny. My first thought is, what a terribly risky thing to do, with the Tour de France currently going on.

I mean, those guys spend long, lonely days on bikes, and if they hear about this, one thing leads to another, and it’s “Pedal fast, we’re makin’ a detour, boys!”

My next thought was, how might some greedy guys actually be able to abuse this generous offer?

I close my eyes and picture thousands of German guys racing their cars with bike-racks on them to about a block from the brothel, then coasting just the last block on two wheels.

“Ach, big boy, you haff lots of stamina for someone who rode a bike all zee vay from Munich!”

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Above: Prostitutes pose in a brothel in Schoenfeld, Germany, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Right: Riders during the ninth stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race between Saint Gaudens and Tarbes, July 12, 2009. REUTERS/ Bogdan Cristel

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