** For the purposes of this poll, I'm not talking about when you were six years old and already running all over the neighborhood when you found out a bike could get you down the block even faster. I'm talking about regular, "grownup" riding for commuting, fitness, race training, tooling around the park with the family, whatever. **
No offense to anyone, but some of the questions I see make me wonder what people were doing to stay active before taking up cycling, if they were active at all.
Good advice given in response to these questions often talk about improving core strength, cardio fitness, better posture, and similar aspects that, frankly, I would consider as fundamental in any exercise activity. At worst, it even makes me wonder if anything was taught in school gym class.
Try not to view my question as, "What the hell were you thinking back then?", but more like, "Isn't it more fun since you're exercising now?"
I know enough to teach Lance Armstrong a thing or two.
I've used all the machines at the gym.
I ran for a month after making my New Year's resolution.
I walked up stairs sometimes.
I once worked up a sweat playing World of Warcraft.