I’ve been fighting a virus this week, off the bike and house-ridden for the past few days. Today was the first day I felt like getting back on the bike, and fortunately, we had a beautifully mild day with highs around 60F and no wind. We took the opportunity to ride across town to see a friend’s paintings in an art show that opened today at a local gallery.
Wow, it felt good to be back on the bike, out in the fresh air and enjoying the natural world. My body feels better, I feel refreshed, and most importantly, I feel much more clear-headed. It really is amazing what a nice, long, slow bike ride can do to speed along recovery and brighten your mood. This time of year when we’re all so sun starved and short on fresh air, a bike ride on a sunny day can really work wonders. The fact that all of this is an added benefit to a simple, economical, and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation is quite remarkable!