Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Perfection in all things

Last month I saw a woman cycling to work. Admirable in itself. She was dressed in a pants suit which made her biking look that much more important. In one hand she carried a briefcase and in the other she was talking on her cell phone. My only question at the time was which one would she drop if she lost her balance, as she was riding with no hands.

Today, Brad sent me a link to some fellows who thought that it was cool to take coffee on their bikes. They were right, of course, but I don't think they went quite far enough for me.

If you are going to do something half-assed, you may as well do it full-assed.

Here I am fully armed for the modern world. The bike enables me to credibly eat crunchy granola for breakfast while at the same time avoid the skyrocketing gasoline prices. I've got my PDA with MP3s blaring (so I can be organized while oblivious), my cell phone, my digital watch timing my arrival at nirvana, and my coffee keeping me awake for when I finally arrive. Now, don't think I'm being reckless here. Look at the carrier on the back. Never say that I didn't put safety first.