I wrote a dewy-eyed tribute to the majestic bicycle once.

I’ve never been able to forget the story of its humble beginnings in France to becoming the most utilitarian and important vehicle in the world.

Did you know, Ayesha my friend, that the bicycle is used for more commercial enterprises on this planet than all the other cars and trucks combined?

It is not only a masterpiece of engineering, it offers an unequaled form of exercise, a durable means of mobility, and an inexpensive form of transportation.

In Africa, where you live, mountain bikes with gurneys affixed to the back are even saving hundreds of lives a year, getting people to medical facilities faster than ever before, people who would have died without them.

I could go on but …

–AI

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Writer. Satirist. Author. Cyclist. Visit me at allanishac.com.

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