Robot and Stevil talk about going places by bike, all the good places, the weird places. Messengering. Seizures. Playing Tempest at the K-Mart arcade. Trespassing. Mountain biking in Wales. Going to see bands. The secret handshake. Fine museums. Dirt church. And then some random places too. Oh, and Stevil keeps talking about skateboarding.
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.