While riding with my seven-year-old the other day on our way back from bike-camping he came upon a startling revelation. After my customary “CAR COMING FROM BEHIND!” warning we simply cruised side by side down this lovely hill, pine and eucalyptus surrounding us. Suddenly, he said:
- Dad, if there were no cars at all, wouldn’t that be great?
- Why do say that?
- Cause then there would be no accidents and everyone could ride bikes on any road, even really little kids.
- Yeah, that would be nice.
- And no pollution, too.
- I think you’re on to something, son.
And he rode on for the next half-hour without saying another word.