The most common question I receive on this channel, by far, is some version of this: “Yo, what’s that bike you’re riding?”

I’ve done videos on my winter bikes, but I’ve never dedicated a video to my beloved summer bike, for a simple reason: There’s not much to talk about. It’s an old, plain, simple machine. But it’s also the bike I love more than any other. So, on the verge of the bike’s first tune-up in a decade (bad bike owner, bad!), I decided to finally give up some details on this bike, and, in the process, explore a little more deeply why I love this bike and, more broadly, why humans seem to make such strong emotional attachments to bicycles.

Thanks to Karly Coleman for sharing her research into the human-bicycle emotional connection. Follow her at and read her complete study here:

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