i love my bike soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- i am soooo greatful 4 my bike. i always used 2 ride it with my friend Jessie Kessinger who has passed away now. i can now look at my bicycle and remember her and i riding down that huge hill. ILY R.I.P Jessie K.
- —Guest jasmine owens
Of course I ride my bike.
- On short distances, less than 10 km for instance, a bike is often quicker than a car. Especially when there are cycletracks. No files. No parking problems. And it's good for your health. You can feel the seasons.
- —Guest Clem. van der Made
- My daughter had a head-on collision with a deer two years ago, I run a full-time business and am CEO of my family as well. Was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. I ride to retain what sanity I have left. It's a spot in my life that is without phones, emails and requests from real life. It's what has kept me alive for at least the last year of my life. My bike IS my best friend.
I love my bikes
- Fun and fitness. Pressing my limits and finding them. Meditation. Relaxation. Anger management.
- I ride almost daily as long as there is no snow or ice; annually I log up to 5000 km on a road bike and a mountain bike. At 82 years of age I am thankful for every day I am able to participate in cycling, downhill and XC skiing and kayaking, hopefully for a few more years.
Love To Ride
- Years ago I used to Ride for the Pleasure. I get out there on my bike and it seems like I am in a different world. REAL ENJOYMENT. Then my job wouldn't allow me time to ride due to the hours I worked, so then I hardly rode at all. Now that I am RETIRED and the doctor told me to lose weight because of my high blood pressure. Now I know what I lost in not riding. It's the ENJOYMENT to get in the outdoors. Now I ride anywhere from 15 to 20 miles daily 5 days a week. FOR THE LOVE OF IT is why I RIDE!!!!!!!!!!
- I ride to commute to work, for fun, and the excercise. The best feeling is the energy and freedom I feel commuting in to work. Sure beats how I feel when I use a car.
- —Guest Mike
My Favorite Thing In Life!
- There is nothing I treasure more than watching a sunrise cycling through quiet farmlands. My favorite memory was while I was riding the MS150 and there was several horses that started running with me as I rode by. You could see steam coming off of their bodies, and the dust they threw off of their hooves as they ran. It was just incredible!
My bike is my friend, that's why
- I had cancer in my right leg at 36 years old. I had to re-build my right leg because so much muscle mass was removed after two surgeries. I used my bike (among other things) to build the muscle back. Since then (I'm now 52) I've completed 9 Olympic distance triathlons, several century rides and currently race my mountain bike. I love my bikes.
- —Guest mtaylor
Fun and Fitness!
- Today was the first day on a bike in 20 years! It was so good to feel the wind on my face and the sun on my skin. As a kid, my bike was preferred transportation! Now as a 52 year old woman, my bike is for pleasure. To get back in shape and lose some weight. Whatever the reason, the feeling of exhilaration has not changed in all these years. Traffic is a little crazier, people are in more of a hurry, but on my bike I can be that carefree kid again.
- —Guest Kim
- I have MS at 56 (diagnosed at 50) so I ride a stationary bike because I would be concerned on the roads due to balance problems. Used to be a runner but I can ride for 35-60 minutes and I am still in great shape. Many people think I am in my forties and exercise has been a great benefit. Never stop, no matter what.
- —Guest Christine
- Way back when, I used my Bicycle to throw news papers ! I made $ with it , took it on joy rides, and that goes on and on. Keep in mind this was 1967 and pumping a Schwinn Sting Ray, it was sturdy and beautiful which made up for all the weight. One thing that was manditory was to porch the news paper and not hit the door, thats where the Sting Ray's balance and agility was strong. Today I ride and soon will go coast to coast. Always wear a Helment
- —Guest Ken
Great for Kids
- Great article! Riding a bicycle is also great for kids fitness. When tied to TV watching, it helps kids cut down on TV, improve their behavior and grades, and gain social skills. 123GoTV is a simple device you can hook up to your TV and bike and start a system for your child! See 123gotv.com for more details.
- —Guest 123GoTV
It is man's greatest invention
- Bicycling has so many things that enhance one's life, i.e., exercise, transportation and a great stress reliever just to name a few. Bicycling is a teacher and parallels life itself...put in the same effort continually, you get out of it what you put into it, keep your balance, do everything to keep upright when the going gets tough and just accept the fact that there will be time that you just have to walk your bike. It is the best anti-depressant on the market. I can't think of on negative aspect about bicycling except for cars. This is my short answer!
- —Guest ZenBilly
Love to read these responses
- I used to run, but I've gotten older, heavier and constantly "injured." I really enjoy being out, have started to lose weight and feel much healthier. I think its the perfect exercise as I love the wind of the wind on my face as I pedal around. Glad to see so many other people are enjoying it as well. Whether you are doing a mile or a hundred, it's good to move that body!
- —Guest Ron C.