- Published: Friday, 25 July 2014 07:24
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First of all, let us admit that the title of this article is definitely not the most original one for a Firefly Brigade website but we beg you to indulge us and suspend your disbelief or dissent for the duration of the time it takes to read this article and consider what it means. Most of you, especially if you have a car and are fond of forums and websites that deal with cars, would have read an article with a similar title but referring mainly to cars. So following their lead, let us ask now: does the bike you ride actually say anything about the real you or is it just a coincidence that your 29er x-large size full-suspension bike frame is an accurate reflection of your manliness? It may really be not just about the bike but have you ever wondered if the bike makes the man? We may not have the demographics now that will show what type of bike is being ridden by what type of people (both male and female) but maybe a simple cursory investigation of bikers during a busy morning may tell us something about this phenomenon.
Whether you are in your car waiting for the car in front of you to move or riding your bike to work, you could see bikers, especially early in the morning, going and coming on either directions. You could assume that they are either going to work or just making an easy morning exercise ride. Go to the UP Oval on any given morning for example, and you can see a mix of bikers and runners going their merry way around. You would see security guards, students, employees and others with colorful jerseys printed with logos of brands or products they may not even know about. You could easily tell who is going to work or classroom and who are there for their leisurely morning ride. Some are obviously there to lose weight, maintain weight or just to show others that they are there to be seen.
|Those who bike to work would have bikes that have more function than form...It would not be unusual for them to have a saw, a crow bar or a piece of wood tied to their top tube. Some of their bikes will have a basket in front or a rack at the rear|
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