Old 08-03-15, 07:52 AM
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I love the idea of making my bike personal. What a shame that commercialism is so effective at convincing us that commercialism is the only way to define ourselves, express ourselves and be "unique".

I don't own a smart phone, GPS, bicycle computer, and hope I never own a hand-held device that can access the internet on demand. However, I'll gladly put three different bells on my bike if I appreciate the different tones they make. Hell if I thought I could get away with maybe it I'd install a couple cowbells or a glockenspiel on my handlebars. And I don't think I could have enough blinkies; not because I fear for my safety (much) but because I really love things that glow in the dark and I have since I was small.

I hate the ubiquitous "us and them" mentality of news media these days. In the real world there is rarely such a thing as a true dichotomy.... but judging by the papes and the internet bloggers you'd think people are only defined by their little factions, cliques, clubs, political and socioeconomic factions, religions, et cetera. I say :::razz::: and nerts to that. I can put whatever I want on my bike, it doesn't matter if it makes me safer as long as it increases my joy in my bike.

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