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Wooden Clogs and Bike Cogs: Obituary of a bike commuter

Series: Letters to the Editor | Story 10

February 26, 2020

In the sixth grade, my social studies teacher had our class do a report and presentation on a European country. My partner and I chose Denmark. I don't remember much about the report, which I'm sure was excellent or blatantly counterfactual, but I do remember very enthusiastically wearing wooden clogs during our presentation…naturally. I realized then that the Danes weren't afraid of doing, or in the case of footwear, wearing…something hard. Also, bikes. Apparently, the Danes love bikes. At the time, I considered myself a "biker." I had a super cool, yellow and blue-tired, chromoly-fram...

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