Joe Maddon, manager of the Tampa Rays is an avid bike rider. A friend mentioned this to me and I went and researched it. While he was with the Angels ( and not making a lot of money) he would break down his bike before every road trip so he could get it on the plane. Upon arriving, he would re-assemble the bike in his hotel room and ride.
Now that he is a manager (and making a little more money) he rents a bike and rides when the team travels. He rides about 12 miles each day.
He says that riding helps him think. He came up with the teams slogan 9=8 while riding. That means if 9 players play 9 innings hard they will be amongst the 8 teams making the post season. Guess what?, they are in the playoffs for the first time in their existence!
A feel good story methinks.