I'm a student at a junior college and live in California. I have loved cycling ever since I was a kid, though I never REALLY did it for fun. It was always a great way of getting to and from wherever I went back then.
I stopped riding for a long while after I got a car. But with all of the headaches that cars can be, I'm seriously considering giving them up, and going everywhere by bike and public transportation.
A couple of weeks ago I got myself a simple and cheap mountain bike, put a nice seat on it, fixed up the gears and brakes, and started riding it to get back in shape. The years of sitting in a car (well just sitting anywhere really) have caught up to me a little.
I started riding to and from school. It made me realize how much of the world I had been missing from the driver's seat. And there's no worry about finding a parking spot!
Anyway, I'm glad to slowly be making my way back into the cycling world!