Trying to get unfat and it's more fun than hiking or walking around the neighborhood. I don't see how people can just walk around the same path in there neighborhood everyday and act like there not bored to tears.
I was introduced to serious riding at age 14, when a church youth group sponsored a weeklong bike tour. It sounded like: a.) fun, and b.) a way to get away from the house for a week.
It was transformative; when I came back, charged up and full of joy, my mother displayed rare insight and negotiated the purchase of the loaner bike I'd ridden that week. That bike changed my life -- I reunited with my father (on the down-low, mom hated him!), commuted to my first job, and stupidly let it go for the sake of a car.
In my 40's, I was FINALLY able to recapture the unfettered joy and glee of that time. I've been addicted ever since, and have taken it so far that I am now car-free.
30+ years later, 80 pounds heavier, I am faster over the old commute distance on a mountain bike than i was on the 10-speed!
As I take a break to check the correct torque values for the rear shocks on my Harley, (just swapped out the air/oil for coils) I'm reminded of why I like bicycles. They don't weigh 567lbs, and nearly fall over onto my car.
I like to do things that once the initial equipment is purchased it doesn't cost much to do it after that. I use to snow ski but the lift tickets are just rude and cycling gives me the same feeling of speed and carving turns (to a degree) so it replaced skiing. I love the adrenaline rush and it keeps my ass looking good.
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