Old Bikes Don’t Flatter You, They Educate You.

One was drawn out of oneself and into a struggle, by turns hateful and loving, with another thing that, like a mule, was emphatically not simply an extension of one’s will. Rather, one had to conform one’s will and judgment to certain external facts of physics that still presented themselves as such. Old bikes don’t flatter you, they educate you. (p.59)

— Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

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