when i was a kid (it wasn't all that long ago, i'm only 18 but you know what i mean) all we did was bike. our bmx bikes were our pride and joy, they were our livelihood. we tore up the dirt track, made little ramps out of plywood and set them on the sidewalk. when we had nothing to do we just rode around. we raced and argued that our GT bikes were superior to the Schwinnns or whatever. everything we did in the warmer months revolved around biking. I'm not just saying my friends and i were bike obsessed, but all the kids in town were.
so the other day it was the first 60 degree day outside. i was out joyriding. i expected to see lots of elementary and middle school aged kids biking around. there weren't any. there weren't any skaters or Rollerbladers either. i saw a couple guys from my high school doing the traditional first nice weather bike ride. everyone else must have been inside playing video games. sure we had playstation and N64 back in the day, but when the snow melted we hit the streets. kids these days have no imagination. i don't see car dependency going down when we have a whole generation of lazy useless kids.