There's this memorable Lance Armstrong quote where somebody asks him if he rides his bike for the pleasure, and he responds that no, he does it for the pain, that the pain is cleansing. I agree. Cycling isn't fun much of the time, it hurts too much. It's actually like getting sandblasted from the inside out. Mentally and physically. That's why I do it.
"Fun". Get serious. There's no fun in cycling. As if