“Is this a bike which I see before me?” it asks.
And what will you do with it? Will you take the handle in yours? Clutch it tight? Travel the world and the seven seas?
What did you think when you first saw a bicycle?
Just another form of transport? Bit old fashioned there, eh ol’ chap? Wonder if I can ride one.
Most of us will have been exposed to bikes at one point or another in our childhood (even if we have yet to have the pleasure of riding one). Ubiquitous, they are. Unless you live in the South Pole or something.
I bet they have snow bikes there.
Wait, people seriously ride those things?
Did you think about taking it for a spin? Or was it an object of fear and discomfort?
I honestly can’t recall my early times atop a bicycle, but I must have cycled somewhere somehow. I certainly didn’t ride much while I was in school.
And then I picked it back up when I decided to get a bike to commute to work. Five kilometres one way. Looking back, it was really nothing. But I struggled. Especially up that darn hill.
That was perhaps one of the few positive life-changing decisions I’ve made.
And I’ve never looked back.
Now I didn’t have a bike magically fall into my lap. That would hurt. I actually consciously made up my mind that I wanted a bike, and I went out and got one. Well, I went with my mum. So it was kind of handed to me, but I had to ask for it first.
And it was a magnificent bike. Straight bar alloy hybrid road bike with gears and all that. Still have it to this day.
Now it seems cycling is making a comeback and gaining popularity as a sport and recreational activity. Many compare it to golf, like one of those sports fads that comes and goes. I think it has a little more real world relevance than golf.
Unless they turn those golf carts into a form of commute.
Ease on down, ease on down the road!
Yeah, I don’t know where I was going with this. It’s getting late.
Just don’t leave you bicycle unattended, guys. Bunnies will steal it.
Peace out. comiccom