March 20, 2006:
Old and new bicycles, on their sides to the right of the door of your childhood apartment.
Old: brown Schwinn Varsity, mud spattered, a little rusty around the edges. Odometer with tens of thousands of miles.
New: black, more compact, lighter, with higher handlebars allowing you to sit more upright instead of hunching in racing position.
Freedom, mobility, self-determination.