This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Marching forward in circles

Technology keeps us moving.  We have all but eliminated the weight of bicycles.  We get down to 12 lbs, and I fully expect to be filling our plastic/resin frames with some kind of martian fart to counteract all that unnecessary weight.  I can visualize all the spandex hamsters walking around  with their bikes floating above them on a tether, like priceless carbon fiber balloons.  Now that we have almost effortless road biking, we have to get in shape for those big days at the charity ride cookie buffets.  Since biking is virtually effortless, we can use rowing machines to get in shape.  
 This will recreate the challenge that commuting by bike used to have.
You think people get pissed off now, wait until a few of these take over the lane during rush hour.
We can make this an intuitive multi-speed device by adding the new Copenhagen Wheel.
This cute little puppy is an electric assist with an I phone app which will help you up the hills and against the wind, and on the flats, and down hill and OMG!...  it's a motorcycle!
  This is all very confusing to a guy who hasn't been able to make the great leap into index shifting and actually has a kickstand on his favorite bike.

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