Vacation Dad of the year riding the Sunriver bike paths. As we rolled up, he says, “Too many people watching the Republican debate and not out here riding.” Then sips his PBR, while his kids in the attached trailer are reading a book. His wife is just ahead laughing.
For more analysis of Peugeot Dad faceplanting and the resulting cultural epoch of bikes v. cars read Joel Golby on Vice
It’s the kick that is Peugeot Dad’s undoing, the kick at 3:25, when he realizes his simple human body cannot compete pace-wise with a bicycle, and in one moment of sheer anger-induced desperation he tries to kick the back tire out, but then his stride is off, and his landing foot immediately wobbles, and then falls flat on his face.
Eliminated bike angst, overcame fear, and rode through the Double Jeopardy rock garden with lines proved by Jasen Thorpe and John Howland at Trestle Bike Park. More about gravity in Colorado, angst, and fear when we get back to Seattle.