It has come time for me to admit the original reason I started cycling as an adult. At the time this was the only reason I started this wonderfully fun hobby. Now it is still for this reason but with many more added.
The original reason was out of protest against what 2 people felt about cyclists.
One person was my drivers ed. instructor in high school. On the driving days there was no shortage as to how he felt when we encountered a cyclist. So on the last day of the class when I took the driving part of my final I made it clear to him how I felt about his attitude & that I am taking up cycling in protest. Of course I did this after the final was over sto make sure I passed it.
The other person is the father, not mine thankfully, of my youngest sister. This guy is a total jackass. He thinks cyclists have no right to the road & feel totaly at ease with harrassing them with his vehicles. At least he did. Ironically enough my youngest sister, his daughter, has taken up cycling & did RAGBRAI last year with the Dream Team. She tells me his attitude has changed. Maybe only toward her as his daughter, but somehow I doubt that for every other cyclist on the roads.
So what do you all think of my original reason for taking up this hobby? Like I said I now many other reasons to continue it.