M: How often do you do it is a very common question. So hardly ever, like almost never. Or you can say rarely, if you can pronounce it. Rarely. Like also almost never. Or frequently, often. Once a week, twice a week. So Rory hardly ever cycles. You can lie about this, okay? Maybe you cycle every day, as an avid cyclist. Like... Cycling. Uphill, downhill. And then the second conditional again, dear listener. If I lived in the countryside, so if I lived in the countryside, but Rory doesn't, it would be, or I would cycle every day. Okay?
R: But I don't. I'm in a city now.
M: Or you can say it's easy to get around using a bicycle. So it's easy to get around your area on a bike. So it's on a bike, right? Or by bike?
R: And how do you get on a bike, you hop on a bike.
M: So it's easier to hop on a bike and get to work. So hop on a bike. But I say travel by bike or travel on a bike?
R: I mean, I would say I go by bike. But some people can say they travel on a bike, and it's just as valid. It's just not very common. That's all.
M: Yeah, usually we say travel by bicycle, or I use a bicycle to get to work. Yeah? Or I go to work by bike. Like by car, by taxi, by Metro, by bicycle. A bicycle can be a status symbol. Status, like your status, you know? Symbol. Yeah, like a Gucci bag, or what?
R: Oh, anything expensive. Maybe an expensive phone as a status symbol, for example. Although, at least amongst a lot of people these days.
M: Bikes are pretty expensive these days. And if you have this, you know, like, wow, an amazing bicycle, which costs I don't know, like a car. So, yes. Like, for me, it's like a status symbol. A bicycle has gears.
M: You know, the things like you change. Gears, I change gears. What kind of gears do we have?
R: This is amazing. Because it occurred to me, even when I was younger, people used to talk about the number of gears their bikes had as if it was this amazing thing. But to this day, I still don't actually understand what a gear is. And what it does. My guess would be it increases your ability to move as the incline of the road gets steeper. But I don't know much about gears, to be honest with you. It was the same with cars. We talked about it with cars, and I still don't know what it does. I know you have to change them. But what does that mean? No idea.
M: Rory is not an avid cyclist. So you can say my bicycle has six gears or more. Yeah, with like a bike with the most gears. So you mean that a bicycle with many gears?
R: Yeah, some kids used to have bikes with 16 gears or 32. And I now reflecting on it think, what was the point in that? We all lived in the suburbs. We weren't going up any mountains or anything like that. So it was all just to see who could have the biggest number. It doesn't make sense. It's just something people say to look good.