I Am The Bicycle Nostradamus
A while back, I did a comic about how handy a bicycle would be during the zombie apocalypse.
This past week, Kottke featured a story on Slate about how useful the bikes used in bike sharing programs around the universe (DC, NYC, etc.) would be during the apocalypse. The best is probably The Road parody:
The man put the boy on the handlebars of the bicycle.
It had once been blue. Streaks of cerulean remained in the spectral lines of dulled gray aluminum. It was heavy and his leg ached as he pedaled.
Who used to ride this bicycle, Papa?
No one person rode this bicycle. The bike was shared by everyone who could pay.
Did the people who shared the bikes carry the fire?
They thought they carried the fire.
They also talk about how bikes aren’t really allowed to be “cool” in Hollywood outside of Premium Rush, though with cycling a growing trend around the country it’s only a matter of time until there’s more coverage. I, for one, cannot wait.
And it feels good to be right.
*Yes, I read a lot of Kottke.org and you should too. It is next up on my list of “dream blogs to ever feature my work”.