You kids and your fancy bikes. My first big bike was a hand me down Schwinn with balloon tires, tank w/horn, fender mounted headlight, saddle baskets and a huge front basket. One speed and a coaster brake. I had a five mile paper route with 150 stops, carried two shoulder bags, and pedaled all over the neighborhood when not delivering papers. Safe to say that my legs were in great shape. There was no safety gear, no Lycra, no helmets, and certainly no bike lanes. I stopped riding bikes for the same reason I stopped riding motorcycles a few years later---idiots in cars and trucks. That, and it's hard to ride a bike in two feet of snow.