Last night Matt went out with friends in Oakland, and when he returned to the pack of bikes, many had been stripped of parts. Matt had the Atomic 22 security set installed, so when the thieves could not steel parts, they sprayed his bike. Lame no doubt, but better then walking home, and replacing parts.
Identity politics are becoming less important since culture’s being blended into one big thing, especially in younger people. Kids are starting to dress the same, listen to the same music. I look at their Tumblrs and they’re all into the same things.