"Americans can always be counted on do the right thing after they've exhausted every other possibility"
Winston Churchill may or may not have said that. Nevertheless, here we are. "We the people" have elected a misogynistic, racist, tabloid fodder, reality tv star, president. For what ever reason, we have chose to do things the hard way.
Personally, the last eight years have served to lift me out of the hole the financial freeforall the the Bush administration had reign over left me in.
But no sour grapes. I will do my part as an American ("merican"?) and do things the hard way too.
I will not succumb to the convenience of a derailleur, nor will I accept the relief of a suspension fork. I will not ride the "B" line, but seek out that of greater challenge. If there is a hill to climb, I will ascend it, a rock garden, I will enter it with enthusiasm. I may not always be successful, but I will try and try again; the hard way.
It's the American way