A WHOLE LIFE ON A BICYCLE

This guy is great.

Carless.

It’s funny when you hear these guys talk about bikes….and what they mean….and could mean….and what they mean now…..it really hits me that the world would be a different kind of place without cars.

Now, I love to road trip.

I love to get in the car, gas it up, and just go.

I like to work on my car….and it feels like a real victory when I can fix it and GET IT TO GO again.

I can cover so much ground so quickly in a car that I almost don’t have to pay attention to where I am.

All I ever have to do is remember where I was and keep my mind on where I’m going.

The “middle part” I can ignore….it’s just the “filling” that’s keeping me from where I might be going.

Nah….I better pay attention to all of it.

It’s easy to zone out in a car, though.

( It should be noted here that, as a “professional driver” and a member of the postal craft, that I am ever hyper-vigilant when it comes to paying attention on the road. I don’t zone out….no matter whatever.)

It’s too routine to just turn on the ignition.

Getting rid of all the cars is a crazy notion, anyway.

Who in their right mind would want to get rid of the cars?

Not me.

But….wouldn’t it be great if getting crushed by a hunk of motorized steel was never a concern when you were out riding your bicycle?

I’d ride even more if I didn’t have to worry about the cars crushing me or crushing a member of my family.

That’s a utopia, for sure….to imagine a world where getting on a bicycle was as normal as anything else….where safety wasn’t a concern…where the cars weren’t a consideration when I was picking a place to ride with my family.

There’s no money in all these bicycles, anyway.

They can’t tax the air.

They can’t tax our muscles.

They can’t tax the oil on our chains.

How you gonna make money off a bunch of happy people riding bicycles?

You can’t even make them pay any carbon offsets.

Bicycles.

What a dream……

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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