Owning multiple bikes is undoubtedly one of life’s great pleasures, each one carefully selected to fulfil a specific role, and each slightly different from the next. However, along with this pleasure comes a problem, which one’s my favourite?
This conundrum has caused me a fair amount of anguish over many years, and I’ve gone back and forth between my bikes too many times. When the axiom of N+1 is applied, it’s just too much.
But recently, and in a rare moment of clarity, it’s become clear. I’ve concluded that in the end it all comes down to the ride. That most simple act, learned as a child, which defines the interaction between rider and bike. So, back to my original problem, what’s my favourite bike? It’s just too close to call, and after a photo finish, and I can’t separate the two winners.
The first of the winners is the last bike I rode, whilst the second is the one I’ll ride next. Rule #4 applies!Vive la Velo