The end of the week is the time to celebrate running over the road on a two-wheeled vehicle of mayhem and confusion in order to make legs so invincible that in no way they can be defeated, so long as the use of them to cycle two (or more [or less]) wheels attached to a frame made of a material that is usually sturdy can be moved around in some manner that involves what is usually a forward trajectory forever into the setting sun that may be seen and chased infinitely, but never reached as it will always be just beyond the horizon and therefore unattainable as anything other than a memory, a photo, and so on.
Yes, today I am cycling my way around the city that most people consider wonderful despite being average and more like a collection of villages that don’t communicate with each other, in order to save time and money on a commute that takes longer because Sydney is not a well-designed city and the state government thinks that the best way to deal with issues is to build roads where they’re not needed, or light rail tracks where they’re not needed, which essentially leads only to a bandage being applied to a large flesh wound.
Yes, today is the day to celebrate cycling because I said so and I can never be wrong despite mostly being wrong about many things for I am always right when it comes to matters that involve letting the wind blow through your hair, leaving you to feel free, despite the fact that wearing a bike helmet is a legal requirement in Sydney because the noggin needs protecting, but cycling with full body armour is probably seen as not gallant and a bit of a social faux pa because apparently the spine isn’t worth as much protection as the head.
Sadly, that is the world we live in and I will not stand for it because I am sitting down and rather comfy. Quite frankly, I’d rather sit down right now than fight for something that could be unrealistic, although the idea of having some sort of protective clothing that can absorb the energy of an impact so in order to reduce injury whilst still being flexible is probably quite a good one.
I wonder as to how feasible it would be.
If something like that was available to the public for an affordable price, it would reduce the amount of costs related to injury as well as potentially reduce stress on hospital occupancy and hospital staff.
It would also incentivise traffic reduction on the roads as more people may become interested in cycling as, whilst one would have to remain paranoid whilst on the roads still, at least the chances of any possible fatal injuries would be reduced.
Well, I think it might be a good idea and be a great incentive to get a lot of people getting more active as the bicycle master race takes over.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:08:75
A bit faster and no more coherent.
Still, I think that this just might be one of my better ones purely based on the use of language.
Written at work.