Why I Ride
Deer, foxes, beavers, and mink, along the river path that is part of my commute.
I live within riding distance of most places I need to go.
Seeing the sun and moon rise and set.
Knowing that a traffic jam on the freeway will not make me late.
Making friends with the cyclists and pedestrians I see everyday.
Taking the bike lane to the front of the line at the stoplight.
Not caring what the price of gas is.
A bike rack inside my building next to the conference room.
The look on peoples faces when they realize that I rode to work in the cold and/or rain.
Riding home gives me a chance to wind down from work.
Most car trips carry only one person.
I feel connected to the world rather than insulated from it.
I like it. It makes me feel good.