My wife was shopping for stocking stuffers at the local book store (Yes, we still have a bricks and mortar one) and brought home Grant Petersonís book "Just Ride". I have to say that it was a short, easy and enjoyable read. As most of us know, some of Grantís ideas are controversial. And, while I donít agree with all of them, it was still a fun read. I found myself putting the book down, jumping on my commuter bike and just cruising around the neighborhood - without making any changes to clothing, destination in mind or desire to keep track of mileage or how long I was out. That short 15 minutes was refreshing. Two hours later, I did the same thing. Yesterday, I did the same thing three times, and today Iíve already done the same thing twice. So, his book reminded me of what I used to know: riding a bike doesnít have to be a sport, training, transportation, a test of fitness, or any of that. It can be a simple pleasure, much like taking a coffee break. I know many of you ďknowĒ this in the active sense that you ride without fuss and fanfare on a regular basis. For me, however, I've not ridden this way in years. Itís turning into a nice way to bring a bit of respite into full and challenging days.