Today, while wandering through the beautiful campus of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, I had the rare privilege of stumbling upon a herd of bicycle, gamboling on a hillside. I quickly snapped a photo; I apologize for the focus, they were gone in a flash. Still, I was able to notice a few thing that might be of interest.
As you can see, unlike their domesticated cousins, wild bicycles all have the same distinctive markings; I didn’t see any exceptions. In addition, there was no size differentiation, such as we are used to seeing. This is not really surprising; compare dogs and wolves, for example.
But the most notable thing was their joyful abandon, capering through the campus. I wish we could re-instill that feeling in the domestic bicycles we all love!