Lately I've been reading Plutarch's Lives. The election made me think of this because, despite the thousands of years of experience things haven't changed. Many of them, back in the day, were guilty of corruption, rape, illegitimate children, enriching themselves at the expense of the public and creating unnecessary wars to ingratiate their egos.
But now we have bicycles to help us ignore the bad people. One of the latest diversions I have found is black reflective tape. It's a really cool thing,
It looks black under normal indirect light
but shows up bright white like the bejeeezus under a headlight.
The tires here have normal reflective sidewalls and the frame has one
1/4 inch strip along the frame. If you have a black bike around,
a roll of this could be handy and lifesaving.
One other cool thing has been the fall weather. Here in Michigan, the weather has been intoxicating.
We still have leaves on the trees, temps in the 60's and plenty of sunshine.
So I get to pedal my ass on the street more often than normal.
For those into the advocacy game, there is a pretty good video on Netflix.
I know it's preaching to the choir but "Bikes vs Cars" is probably a good film to recommend to your non-bike friends. It might help them crawl out of their steel trap and stand in the sunlight.