Life Cycles

Synopsis: Story of the bike, from its creation to its demise.
47 min

New kids would show up

with gears and bigger wheels

and while I remained true to my ride,

much like the chrome in the paint

my affections began to fade.

My parents promised me a BMX

when I got little bigger.

But for now a chopper would have to do.

One day far gone in the woods my perfect

little banana seater broke in two.

The end of an age.

I cried for a long time.

Even though a new bike wasn't far off.

This thing had become a part of me.

It still is.

No matter how well we build things,

no matter how hard we love them,

like everything else for whatever reason,

there are forces that aim to take it all away.

It's only taken two hundred years

for trial and error to get here.

Two hundred years

of innovation and invention,

of not giving up.

Complex by design,

simple by nature.

The bike is nothing more

than circles turning circles.

It's the human motor

that makes it elegant.

But no matter how far

the bike has come,

no matter how much it can already do,

the pushing doesn't stop.

We still haven't found the edge.

One day the river meets the sea

and then it's not a river anymore.

Its passed through

the wheels of change.

In and out of experience.

Stories, adventure, grandads.

Inevitably the ride stops.

Lost but not entirely gone.

For now as far as we can tell,

the cycle of life...

well, it never ends.

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