Satanic Bike Riding Rituals. This episode is about riding bikes and the stuff we do when we ride bikes without really thinking about it. Satanically. No. Not really. But that seemed like better marketing. We talk about our riding tics and habits, where they came from and why we still do them. That plus, wasabi eating and music stuff.
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.