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Location: NW Houston, TX.
Bikes: A mixed-breed beater util/commute rigid hybrid I frankensteined out of assorted resqued components, called "Streetdancer". Ugly as sin, yet beautiful in function.
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Originally Posted by mike
Same exact thing here, except it doesn't cause any friction between my wife and me. The kids know that if they are going with Dad, they are going by bicycle - and the oldest avoids bicycling at all costs. There seems to be some stigma about bicycling with teens these days. They would rather get a ride from their mother than ride a bike. When I was a teen, I would do anything to avoid being ferried around by mom. Independence is not so important to today's youths. Parental dependence even for people in their early twenties is acceptable among their peer group, so if they don't have a car, they get a ride from momma. Before you get too frustrated, remember that WE created it.
Anyway, for now you have to enjoy the eccentricities of bicycling as a unique pioneer. If you want to see a bit more transportation sanity, travel to other countries where the motorcar does not own so many souls.
The human race in general sold it's soul for what it thought was freedom and security. Instead, they got a big ugly machine that perpuates violence, sloth, apathy, stupidity, carelessness, waste, pollution, dependance and financial slavery.
Obviously humanity got the sh*tty end of the deal. I weep for the species...
As for myself, there's gas addicted family members just that don't get it.
"You want to ride with me to the store?"
"No thanks. I don't need much, and the trip ain't that far."
"Not that far?! You're kidding, right?"
"Dude, it's only a mile. Big deal."
"Okay, if you say so..."
"Think about it, alright? Just...think about it. Seeya in five."
It's like saving the gas and wear and tear on that car for a short jaunt just doesn't connect in the goo they call brains.
Last edited by 2wheeledsoul; 01-08-06 at 12:27 PM.