Friday, June 2, 2017

where to store your lock if you bike

Commuting in a large city should be relatively easy. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America and a city with that title and responsibility should have the proper infrastructure for its denizens. Albeit, public transit is just excruciatingly slow and the only other options are to walk or bike around the city. 

Toronto's biking sartorial choices are quite on the nose. Tight jeans, some form of backpack or side bag and the most abhorrent of them all, storing your lock - as you bike - in your back pocket or between your jeans and your belt.

In a perfect world, we would all be flying like Superman to get from point A to point B, but I did say perfect world and right now that's not a reality. Instead, as a city, we commute in various ways and our sartorial choices are dictated by our choice of commute, if you let it dictate you.

The idea of storing a bike lock in your pocket has always confounded me. Is it cool, hip, LIT? Am I missing something? Did they accidentally toss out the contraption it came with to strap the lock to the bike? I really just don't comprehend the concept other than it looking cool.

There's more to this than the bike lock in pocket case. The type of person is married to the lifestyle. It's an all or nothing way of living. The same type of commitment you would discuss with your partner to have and raise a child. A BIG FUCKING DEAL. And storing your bike in your pocket is a lifestyle, an ethos and a form of expression. Sure.

I am not discounting the functionality of it. It serves a purpose. But wouldn't it be more practical to store a piece of metal in a bag or around your neck or strapped to your ankles like a person on house arrest.

Where do we go from here? I know: GUCCY. 

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