Re: How many bikes do you own?
--- In CarFree@..., John Snyder <JCSnyder.studio <at> w...> wrote:
> How's about a sly rhetorical response. How many different
> pairs of shoes, over shoes, boots, sneakers, socks, waders,
> flippers, slippers, flip-flops, gollashes, and corn pads
> do you own, rent or borrow? A bicycle is like any other
> piece of functional clothing which has been designed to
> deal with a specific situation.
Just about. Me, one bike, others around here, a few bikes. Are the
others wrong? No for if I were racing, I'd probably have one bike
dedicated to racing. Maybe. Maybe not.
It's also a matter of cost. Scuba wise, I have just about only one of
everything. One set of fins (Flipper was a dolphin), one mask, one
snorkel, one cylinder, etc.. When I finally get around to buying a
wetsuit, it will be one. Of course, it will be bought with max
utilization in mind. A two piece where the top can operate alone as a
But things are also done to fulfill missions. One cylinder but two,
three dive knives (because if you feet are tangle in fishline, then
that knife on your calf does you a lot of good!). One rifle, but two
pistols because the small one doesn't shoot as far as the big one, but
the big one can't go everyplace that the small one can.
And then, some things just come down to the pack rat syndrome. I have,
for example, four computers. I build them, wanted my own little
network, the ability to have a luggable for a base camp, but the main
still standing by should I come home on a break. Four computers, but
only two monitors, one keyboard (use a switch box). Three tv sets.