When World's oil runs out and civilization collapses
- Will you be switching to bicycles?
I recently stumbled upon a video review of a bag that is also used by bicyclists, and I was amazed how familiar all the words were.
Guy was talking about preparing the bicycle for a long 'adventure tour' and was talking about sprockets and chain, handlebars, tail lights, luggage racks, brake lines, seat comfort, camping gear...
Apart that he was wearing spandex, I was very familiar with all of this.
There had to be more to this 'bicycle touring', so I dug deeper and there is a world of enthusiast and communities that is probably as large as motorcycle one.
I haven't ridden (except the stationary one at the gym) or owned a bicycle in over 15 years and compared to motorcycles they still seem silly to me. Using them for commuting, fun or long distance travel is a definite no-no in my area.
One has to admit that in the long run, bicyclists have us beaten.
Depending on how seriously you take the 'peak oil' theory, it's coming sooner or later. Oil will run out and become insanely expensive (isn't it already?). All our combustion-engine machines will become scraps of metal.
I feel that it's already upon us and I'm sad I won't be able to enjoy motorcycles in an affordable way.
I really, really enjoy speed, two wheel concept and getting from A to B in a manner that is quicker then walking.
I may consider this bicycle business after all. I promise not to wear spandex.
*I guess another alternative is horse?