The Tour of France. This episode is about the Tour of France’s influence on cycling and us as cyclists. I know. I know. We broke down and talked about bikes for a change. As it turns out we both loved (and still love the Tour) despite all the madness and nonsense. All that, some music recommendations and a would-you-rather that involves a grizzly bear.
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.