January 3rd, 2013

Bike 03

Skewering the Wannabe Culture

Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike — Grant Petersen

Real cyclists don't wear underpants. At least that's what the biking magazines have been telling us for the last thirty years or so. They also wear spandex shirts*, shoes that clip into bindings on the pedals, and bike shorts with padding in the seat rather than getting a more comfortable saddle. They fret over every single ounce of weight added to the bicycle or their person. And they pay through the nose for all of this gear.

* Often covered with logos providing free advertising for megacorporations.

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Meanwhile, back at the bike path, I had a singular year...

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Volleyball tonight, for the first time since I got sick back before Thanksgiving.