Mikael Pedersen became acquainted with the Danish author Gustav Wied. When Mikael Pedersen was in Denmark on his many visits, he stayed with his brother Hans at Stege-Landemark. In the musical circle around the editor of Møens Folkeblad (the local gazette), Jens Kristoffer Jensen, the author Gustav Wied was also to be found, and it was here they met each other for the first time. It was Mikael Pedersen's unostentatious manner and partly his appearance, that later inspired Gustav Wied to the figure of "Knagsted", the customs man, in his novels.
When Gustav Wied moved to Roskilde, they met each other again, and became good friends. They were both fond of parties and celebrations and there are tales of many lively evenings at Mikael Pedersen's house in Marbjerg, where Gustav Wied was often a guest. These parties were held in a large saloon (Salen) on the first floor. From the saloon, a door led out to a balcony which had never been completely finished. When the men had had plenty to drink and were ready to urinate they went out onto the balcony where there was no railing, Mikael and Gustav Wied found it of great amusement to push unwitting participants over the edge and down onto the flower bed below.
Mikael Pedersen gave instructions for the bicycle, which were given to Gustav Wied, it was to be buried in the garden of Gustav Wied, after Gustav Wied death. This story has neither been confirmed nor denied, but anyway the bicycle belonging to Gustav Wied, of which there are several pictures, has never been found after the death of Gustav Wied.
Some years ago Mads Rasmussens found this art on a garage door in Århus, Denmark. It's not difficult to see that the inspiration for this art came from a photo of Gustav Wied, author, and friend of Mikael Pedersen.