The bicycle delivers
on the promises of automobile advertising way more consistently than cars
do. Speed, power, freedom, control -- alive-ness -- are the feelings that
car ads sell. These are feelings I experience pretty regularly as I do
my bicylce commute between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Frustration, anger,
boredom -- trapped-ness -- these are the feelings of a car commute. No
wonder so much money and creative energy is spent to convince us otherwise.