If this blog were to be summed up as having one central idea, it is that drivers seeing us from their car windows, or pedestrians stepping out of our way, or anyone moving by whatever other means one might imagine, should look upon us with envy. Our first duty as cyclists is to assert our superiority over non cyclists. Our superior fitness, happiness, resilience and style, should be rubbed in non-cyclists’ faces, not so they join us, but so they continue to provide that dark backdrop against which we shine. We and our bikes are the sacred cows of the environmentalist era, paragons of perfection, and a frame of reference for contemporary design trends in fields as diverse as fashion and architecture.
But with rights come responsibilities. We must each prepare ourselves for our particular role, when we rule the world.