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Thinking about bicycles is also fun

Why are we nuts about the bicycle anyway?

It is something the Wright brothers knew. Something Einstein understood while riding his bike. There is something more.

Utilizing momentum, leaning on the rotational forces, using gravity, experiencing velocity. Not sure why we become entranced by the bicycle, probably a summation of things, like the human power of it, the physical incitement during use, the interchangeability of components, as a tool for exploration.… It is that actually very rare situation where a body can go 100%. Every time riding a bicycle, amazement happens with how fast I can go on this damn thing.

While the digital world is justifiably getting all the attention these days, there still are plenty of discoveries and advancements to be made in the physical realm.

Plus, it seems there is more to the bicycle than we know. Keep thinking of the history of how the wheel was never invented in the New World. People in the Americas were as advanced as the rest of the globe in architecture, more advanced in astronomy, nearly equal in writing, math, division of labor, etc. But they still moved heavy things around on sticks dragged on the ground.

There was however, in the biggest Aztec city, the advanced cultural center, a child’s toy that had wheels. The concept was not noticed, or maybe disregarded, by the accepted inventors and engineers of the day.

A world without the use of the wheel; it was right in front of them, and they didn’t even know.

Keep wondering about what may be right in front of us now, that we don’t even know.