What had so suprised me was he has never owned a bike in my lifetime, and never shown any desire to do so.
This goes back to the heart of the question asked here. My old man used a bike through necessity in his teens, paying for it in instalments over a year because he couldn't afford anything else. He fixed it because he could as others had before him and as we do now.
He only owned that bike for about 5-6 years and hasn't ridden a bike of his own since selling the bike for beer money in his late teens.
Cycling and fashion go through fads and phases but there will always be those who are lifetime addicts and those who do cycling in intensive bursts. Some of us already know which one of those types we are ... others have yet to find out.
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