Karen: We've mentioned bikes in previous posts and comments when discussing how we got our comics. But thinking about it, bikes were so essential to life as a kid. A bike was mobility, and freedom. I had about three I can recall. The earliest one I remember had one of those awesome banana seats on it! I graduated to a 5 speed, and later a ten. Your bike was your key to adventure. I recall riding to friends' houses, the park, stores, even in my teens pedaling the ten miles across town to get to my job at the comic shop. I didn't need to get a ride -I had a bike!