Thou Shalt Remember Why We Ride in the First Place
Many of us rode bicycles as children. The bicycle is often a kid’s first taste of freedom. While a bicycle can be used to get from point A to point B quickly and inexpensively, the cycling enthusiast uses their bicycle to get from point A back to point A in as many miles as time allows.
As I age and grow in cycling I’ve come to embrace the idea that seeing the world as I did when I was a child makes life as an adult enjoyable. As I’ve surrounded myself with fit, active friends I’ve come to realize that fit, active people are happy people.
While I ride to get from point A to point B, or simply point A back to point A, I ride because it puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step. I ride because it helps me to feel like a kid again, when the most important thing in the world was having some fun with my friends… if only for an hour or a few.