Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Specialized Sirrus, Bianchi Volpe, Trek 5000, Santana Arriva tandem, Pashley Sovereign, among others
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Touring. Nothing like the freedom of being self-contained on the open road, breezing by gas stations and chatting with locals interested in your cycling travels. The anticipation of what is around the next curve or over the next hill, the little discoveries along the way.
A close second is my daily utility cycling, such as grocery shopping, runs to the ATM, video store, etc. I like the feeling of accomplishing daily tasks on my bike, especially when so many car bound folks can see me and perhaps plant a seed with them that the bike can put some fun in the drudgery of daily routine. Of course, there's the self-righteous feeling of being on a higher moral and ethical plane ;-)