The bicyclist on foot

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The best road is often the one that isn’t there. A simple path will sometimes do the job, connecting beginning to end, past to present, season to season.

Unless it’s muddy. Then the problem is more apparent than the poetry, the surface more consuming of our time than our attention, and we begin to understand the allure of pavement and simple a-to-b logic.

Taken to the extreme, however, concrete constructions, whether material or mental, tend to rob us of over the hills and through the woods in favor of another four lanes of fast-food franchises.

And I, for one, want so much more than fries with that.

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About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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3 Responses to The bicyclist on foot

    • I read that article as well. I tend toward trying new things, which leads me in a certain direction.

      But I think the comments attached to the article were as interesting, if not more interesting than the article itself.

      The neat thing about the Internet is that there’s no such thing as a finished story; many times, the published story provokes the continued process of discovery. In the mayor’s race, this may not favor the challenger.

      At the same time, the terrifying thing about the Internet is that there’s no such thing as a finished story; many times, the published story provokes argument powered by facts, opinions and fantastic conjecture on both sides (or, as in certain parlimentarian countries, all sides).

      In the mayor’s race, this may not favor the mayor, the challengers or the public.

      The reality of our time is that there seem to be two or more realities, depending on the needs of the people involved.

  1. Agreed. The comments are generally more interesting especially with the PJS or Pantagraph. Also, very scary…

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