But it's the way it's written. It's obvious (to me) that the molecule theory as stated is, if not entirely metaphorical, a front for a more lubricious story. It's the intimate detail with which the bikes are described, every crossbar and spoke, the way they sidle furtively along walls, what they get up to with their riders in the remote country lanes.
"This is not the first legal case involving someone simulating sex with an inanimate object.
* In 1997 Robert Watt, 38, was fined £100 for trying to have sex with a shoe in an Edinburgh street * In 2002 the same man was arrested for simulating sex with a traffic cone in front of a crowd of people."