Re: Life after the oil crash

From: Iain Strachan <>
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 12:19:53 EDT

On 10/27/05, <> wrote:
> Calvin & Hobbes strip where Hobbes is musing about how Calvin's subversive
> dad
> thought of bicycles as being the pinnacle of transportation technology. I
> would
> surmise that Watterson was more than half serious with that wisecrack --
> and I
> think I would actually make a serious defense of that!

I would say more than half serious. Listeners to BBC Radio 4 would agree and
voted the bicycle the greatest invention since 1800. See:

The bicycle came way ahead of the transistor, the computer and the internet.
Simplicity of design, universality of use, and the ecological aspects were
deciding factors.

Health aspects would also be an important factor for me. Since starting to
cycle to work in April this year, I've shed 3stone in weight & started to
feel alive again (born again cyclist ? ;-)

Iain (feeling very grateful that work is only a 25 minute bike-ride from
Received on Thu Oct 27 12:22:00 2005

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