Research shows that bikes can talk. The problem, however, is that many of us simply don’t understand what they are saying. Moreover, most bikes spend their time humming along to Spotify, just like bike riders do.
Fortunately, I’ve an ear for languages, or at least the two-wheeled variety. In 2018, I conducted a number of exploratory expeditions to document the musical preferences of bikes, both those in motion and more often than not, at rest. The following series presents a small sample of the results of this important anthropological research. While this work obviously requires no further introduction, may I offer a quote from the film Easy Rider:
“I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.”
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