This episode is about Attention Deficit, both the diagnosed kind and the undiagnosed kind. It’s also about embracing the kind of thinking people who think this way do. The bike industry is filled with people whose minds are fast, flexible, and maybe a little out of control, and that’s ok.
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.