This article explains to those wondering ‘what is the attraction?’
PS: Two wheels, whether motorised or pedal powered are magical!
Here is a wonderful story that I recently read:
As a young man my father raced bicycles. He was a very good amateur racer who won 100-mile road races. He met my mother then, and because she couldn’t stand to see the inevitable crashes and injuries, he did not pursue a professional career but instead became a journeyman carpenter.
The bike was put aside as the country became involved in World War II. Because of his carpentry skill, Dad was put to work building barracks, finally becoming a crew chief working in Yakima, Washington, on the building in which the atomic bomb was created.
Fast-forward 40 years to when Dad was in his late 60s and he began to race again in age-group races, much to my mother’s consternation.
This long preamble leads to a conversation I had with my Dad when he was about 80. He had a summer…
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