Is bicycle commuting for everyone? I used to think so. Then after about 9 years of urban commuting, I am changing my mind. I have stopped trying to encourage others to bicycle. My thinking now is that it is only for the few, the proud . . . The Bicycle Commuter. Only those who are fit of body, sound of mind, and sturdy of heart, those with skins thick enough to brave the wild urban frontier, those who hear the call of the wild (. . . SUV driver), who have the courage to blaze new trails (. . . on pot-holed narrow streets). The weak of heart need not apply. Yes, the new frontier is populated with uncivilized savages, lawless, without regard for the lives of others. These savages roam the land, polluting God's green earth, yeah, even taking the scalp of the unwitting bicycle pioneer. Herds of mechanical beasts stretch as far as the eye can see, to the setting of the smog-enshrouded sun. Will you head the call, brothers and sisters? Do you have what it takes? If so, take up your bikes, and reclaim what is rightfully yours! It is your destiny!!!