"Wearing stuff out over a log period is very satisfying. Our world of technology changes faster and faster — and it is always work to apprehend and incorporate every form of newness into one's life. Fun work, certainly, but still work. It's nice to be lazy and keep the same old familiar bike and gear, year after year, just maintaining, repairing and rebuilding it as needed. This leaves more time to explore many other kinds of equally interesting things... involving riding and bikes, of course."