Okay, so you’re in London for the Olympics. It’s a zoo, of course, and it sounds like the ticket process and the security are magnificently screwed up, and all the cabbies are mad because the Olympic Committee (I am not making this up) has managed to wangle a bunch of “Olympic Officials Only” traffic lanes, in a city that was desperately short of lanes in the first place.
Okay, I probably can’t really claim victory in the Should We Or Shouldn’t We showdown. Last week writer Chris Wright took me to task for my draconian censure of a fine image of Jennifer Tetrick sitting in a BMW—with a cell phone in her hand (not to mention her 11:00 o’clock–1:00 o’clock hand position. Eeeew).
Now that you all have your July issues of Roundel, it’s time for me to chastise the editor. Readers should know just how frustratingly fastidious the man can be—about what he will or will not publish.
Sometimes an inventor answers the question that nobody asked: Exhibit A, in this case, is the BMW i Pedalec electric folding bike. It’s a concept, so the $1,889 price—I’m just guessing—hasn’t yet been revealed.
With terrible storms wracking the East Coast, deadly fires in the American West, and political upheaval around the world, it may not seem like a time for celebration. But we are a resilient nation, with an independent spirit that goes back to the days before the Revolution. If anything, the memories of that war, and of the Civil War, the Great Depression, World War II—even the greatest lesson of 9/11 must be that this nation will endure.