Why We Ride—It Just Feels Good

Riding a bike is cheap and easy thrills

Nearly everyone wants to have super-human powers. The ability to escape the limitations of our bodies. Limitations that dictate how we can move and what we can do. Bikes make us super human.

In an instant, a bicycle lets us go faster than we could ever image on foot. All with a couple of tubes and two hoops. Pick up a bike and you are on a free carnival ride, going wherever you want, which ever way you want. Instant thrills!

Albert Einstein on a bike (at treehugger.com)
[image at treehugger.com]

And bikes do it with no noise, no gas purchases, no lining up, no noise. You just go.

Sure, who wouldn’t want to fly but, so far at least, that takes lots of technology and usually involves engines and a pile of infrastructure.

Bikes are instant fast freedom.

And if you don’t get this, just look at any kid on a bike. Especially the first time.

(which is why we thought we should link to this video again)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaIvk1cSyG8&w=560&h=315]

Roll on!

Tell us why you ride. We would love to include it.

3 thoughts on “Why We Ride—It Just Feels Good”

  1. I love to ride because it’s so accessible! There are so many mods that can allow people of all different abilities and levels to participate, including child seats, wagon attachments, training wheels, recumbent, and tandem bikes. They’re open to many people as a fun, functional activity.

    My partner and I really look forward to biking to Lakefield this weekend for the first time on our Tandem!

  2. Just got back. The weather was pretty great, since we dressed warm enough. Lakefield was beautiful. It has the best fudge and chocolate I’ve ever tasted!

    We’re just getting into biking for the year though, and the 32 km trip leaves the bum a little sore!

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