Those of us who post-date 90’s mountain biking often think it was all lycra and bunny hops, but if this recently unearthed GT I-Drive advert is to be believed, the pre-Atherton days were actually a lot like Burning Man but without the drugs and music. Video below, along with some choice stills.
Perhaps, just perhaps this video answers why bikes, despite being the perfect gasoline independent form of transportation, are almost never shown during the apocalypse.
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“The man put the boy on the handlebars of the bicycle.
It had once been blue. Streaks of cerulean remained in the spectral lines of dulled gray aluminum. It was heavy and his leg ached as he pedaled.
Who used to ride this bicycle, Papa?
No one person rode this bicycle. The bike was shared by everyone who could pay.
Did the people who shared the bikes carry the fire?
They thought they carried the fire.”