Reading about Team Anderson’s car warning light coming on in their old Vetta made me think of the feature photo. Then, when Scott (Rocky shouldn’t be pulled in as a guilty party) mistook the engine temp gauge for the fuel gauge, I thought: Oh, I ‘ve got to share the car warning light photo.
The first time I saw this I laughed so hard I cried. (I have my own funny car warning light story from all the fleet cars I’ve driven in various jobs). So I thought everyone could use the laugh.
And everyone could be thankful that bikes are simple machines and a simple sort of beauty that don’t require warning lights.
But then again, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a warning light that came on when a rack bolt was about to vibrate right on out of its hole? Or a light warning your tyre air pressure is getting low before you pinch flat?
The floor is open for discussion 🙂
I also saw this article posted in one of the facebook cycling groups and I liked its message. Check it out here: https://www.bicycling.com/culture/a22824169/the-riders-who-dont-fit-in-are-the-ones-we-need-most/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBBI&fbclid=IwAR1HMDNs1RrSiANri1wCiXI5dF-GUxaukuwEkkiMOd_Mdn0lkEoORviHG3U
The ending of the article sums it up:
These riders remind us that you’re not one of us because you’re fast or you have the right bike or the right look or a silky pedal stroke, or because you started racing when you were 13 or you have a lot of followers on Instagram. You’re a cyclist because you ride, you really ride—whether it’s shitty or beautiful out, whether you’re first place or last, whether anyone is still watching or even knows you’re out there. And you’ll know you’re doing it right by the way it makes you feel: so stinkin’ happy.