Monday, May 3, 2010

Bike the City #3 (It's Organic)

Every day I carry my bike down four flights of stairs to the street below. The handle bars are cut short to make it easier to carry but also to make it easier to breeze through traffic. They are only as wide as my shoulders are narrow. Because of this the bike looks fast and light and its simplicity is endearing. The bike with me on top glides silently, efficiently, pollution free, organically and ever so stylishly.

The simplicity is what makes bicycles so hypnotic to watch in the same nostalgic way that it is to play an old record. There is a rhythm to the motion and a motion in each pop and scratch that reminds you that when you pedal across town you are connected to something authentic, unmodified and real.

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