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  •  As a kid growing up in Miami (12+ / 0-)

    I used to fantasize about the military application of the bicycle for guerrilla forces.

    I didn't know a whole lot about guns at the time, nor about actual warfighting at all.  Now that I do know something about it, I realize how impractical bikes are in battle.

    A soldier on horseback, whether armed with a gun, a club, or a sword, is a formidable opponent to a soldier on the ground.  A soldier on a bike is just asking to be knocked off his balance and killed.

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Sun May 05, 2013 at 08:47:55 AM PDT

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