This time out we talk about the crucial role local bike shops still play in the life of a town, not to mention the convenience of having a good mechanic nearby. We run down what to look for in an affordable eBike, and a couple of Paceline Picks bring us home.
Robot fell in love with cycling watching the older neighborhood kids ride wheelies down the street. It was the early '70s, and Evel Knievel was jumping motorcycles over buses. Everything seemed possible. From that moment, the die was cast (iacta alia est).
He studied philosophy in college, of course he did. That's what idealists do, romantics, kids who think there must be a better way. At the same time, bikes were carrying him everywhere, delivering all of life's gifts and surprises. Occasionally he crashed and didn't mind.