There are some obvious benefits to cycling such as cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and weight management. But none of those are really the reason I love to cycle. My obsession with my two-wheeled friend is because:
I love to go fast. Honestly, I would like it even better if I didn’t have to wear a helmet and could feel the wind in my hair but that is just plain unsafe!
I love being outside. Especially in Seattle when the days are long and the sun is out. Even in the winter I get outside once a week for some fresh air and liquid rain
Cyclists are just a nice, fun and outgoing bunch of people. I have met some of my closest friends on bike rides and it’s a great way to spend a 100 miles.
It is a simple machine with no motors or spark plugs. I can change a tire and even clean, lube and fix a broken chain.
Riding in the city keeps your mind sharp and your reactions quick; forget Sudoku or crossword puzzles, get on a bike and dodge cars, dogs, people and potholes
I am directionally challenged and it gives me a chance to get out, explore and learn my way around.
It’s a great mode of transportation, especially if you have to run errands at rush hour.
The other great thing about riding a bike is you never forget how, so if it’s been a few years it might be time to get out and give it a try!