I ride my bike to escape.
I can go out for 2 to 3 hours and not think or worry about a thing.
Try doing that in a car.
A car, it must be admitted, is a wonderful contraption, truly a work of art. A billion cars, just as clearly, constitutes a catastrophe on a planetary scale. I could itemize the ways, but I'll leave it as a simple exercise in reflection for anyone who is interested.
Beyond that, the $5000 to $10000 a year I save by not driving allows me to do things like go to Europe and walk across Spain or buy a nice Martin 000-28VS almost on a whim.
But the bottom line, brushing aside the health and fitness benefits, the lowering of my carbon footprint, and the shiver of schaudenfreude that trembles ever so slightly through my body every time the price of fuel spikes, is that it's fun. I love being outside, feeling the breeze, heart pumping, trees and houses rolling by, saying hi to the occasional coyote or porcupine on the trail, watching the horizon slowly expand before me...
I enjoyed this a lot. It is a joy go for a ride and see the people and places along the way. I like to leave the car at home for one day and ride the bike everywhere I want to go for the day.
Si megusta corer mucho mi bicicleta,me encanta.La coro hago ejercisios voy a muchos lugares que no puedo ir en el automobil.
Great presentation. It is frustrating how ingrained and trained we are to go to a vehicle for the least task. For the first time in my life, I am experiencing being in a minority: cyclists.
I commute on my bike, primarily, but I enjoy knowing I am getting a wee bit of exercise as well.
I feel, and I don't know exactly how it is I have arrived at this conclusion, that we as a world are approaching a balance of technological convenience which will be well suited to returning to walking and cycling, and make the automobile less of a necessity than we've come to accept.
It's a hard sell where I live in east Kansas. I've chosen not to be outspoken about cycling, but instead to show by example.
To the person in the video (you know, the one with the tattoos and beard) keep on leading the way brother! Here's to life in the slow lane!
Good !!!!....I currently ride a bicycle to enjoy life. I am not a sports cyclist, but I do ride 60 miles a week. My goals are: a) to enjoy it, b) to do some exercise and c) meet people. My wife also ride, and when we ride together, we ride on a tandem, this has bring us a lot closer together. Go out and RIDE!!!
I ride a bike to get around town. It is faster, more convenient and enjoyable than taking the car or even public transport.
Biking holidays are the once I have the best memories of. What a joy to see the landscape roll by and only think about pedaling, food, hydration and then where to stay overnight