Do you ever project your thoughts and feelings onto your bike? I do.
Bicycles are closely tied to human behavior; both in a literal and figurative sense.
The bike as an object is subject to assigned emotions.
When we ride we say we feel free or are empowered. We use this blog to assign Michael's bike a fitting name. Guilt ensues when one leaves her bike locked up overnight in a strange neighborhood because she drank too many bushmills and ginger ale and was too drunk to be in charge of her bicycle.
The point being, this past week I had to leave my bike in two different places (once due to the said drinking and once due to being out when the winds tore up cars and trees). I felt a strange sense of loneliness. I worried that my bike would be abused or stolen. I interpreted the slight squeak on the ride home today as somehow symptomatic of my abandonment.
Have you had such experiences? Please share.