You guys. Bikes. They are so sexy. (sabinelagrande, dreamwaffles SHUT UP I KNOW) I'm talking about bicycles, of course, although motorcycles do have their own appeal. I just got Athene (she/it has a name now!) back from the bike shop, and there's nothing quite like that first glorious mile where you can go anywhere and do anything, wind in your face, bicycle silently propelling you forward. I get on and instantly I'm flying effortlessly down the road. This probably has something to do with the fact that Athene is a road bike, but it's a sensation I've had before, and it's fantastic.