Tuesday, May 30, 2017
TALL BIKES WILL SAVE THE WORLD
I've always said that.
The power of the bike to bring people together is, perhaps, equal in strength only to its power to divide and subdivide us into smaller and smaller sub-groups. It's an attempt to define ourselves as individuals, I get it. But I fear it will affect the whole.
That's the danger of exclusion, I fear. Your self-righteousness smells worse than your unreachable saddle. Tall bikes, you ain't saving shit.
Especially when one of you decides to do some additional welding and installs a 4000 mm dropper post, and the whole cult comes unhinged over whether or not that's a part of your original principles. Then you'll have two crews - tall bikers purists (crusty) and tall biker revolutionaries (sellouts). No middle ground. No dialogue. Just a lot of jostling and fuck you's and terrifying long falls back to the Earth.
See also, The United States of America.
Up, up, up. Like, really, terribly far up, which it turns out is not up at all.