I’ve been meaning to create this blog for a while. Unfortunately I also procrastinate a lot. Anyway the reason I wanted to write this if to hopefully get more people on their bicycles. The reasons abound on why you should ride: improve your health, save money, clean the air , and on and on. I will expand on these themes in later posts and I’m sure there are many other blogs who talk about it.
However , the main reason I say to get on your bike is IT’S FUN! I ride to work every day and although I will have a hard time saying going to work is fun, the ride in always is. I nod to the people walking their dogs, I say hi to the joggers, and during the school year I race the kids to the next stop sign. I see what’s going on in my town (Wallingford) and I get to work more awake than caffeine will make me. I’m almost disappointed when I get there because I wish the ride was longer. My co-workers think I’m crazy but I can’t understand why anyone would choose to sit in a metal box surrounded by other metal boxes so they can get to work and sit in another box.
Unfortunately I am cog in the great corporate machine that I despise. They tell me what I have to do all day and determine when I have to be there. But how I get there is up to me. For that 20 minute ride I’m doing what I want. For that short time I am a revolutionary. Every morning and every night I feel good about what I am doing.
SO when I say ride you bike, I am trying to spread that feeling. I’m trying to get more of us cyclists out there. Try it. I think you’ll like.