This week the guys talk about the funny way the bike industry has of introducing old ideas as new products. They’re mad about it, except when it works. They have no interest in participating, unless someone wants to hook them up. It’s the age-old problem of trying to figure out what’s actually really good and what’s actually really just a way to separate us from our cash.
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.