This week Stevil and Robot talk about creativity and the state thereof in the world of bikes, not to mention their own creative processes. Skateboarding and music come up, as they do. Deep truths are uncovered. Paradigms get shifted. Buckle up. We’re about to move your cheese.
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.