I've been car free for about a year, utility cycling/car lite for a couple years before that. Generally I've always used any time on the bike as exercise as well and pushed myself pretty hard - riding just under what I would do if I were riding just for exercise sake.
Anyways, a couple weeks ago it's like something clicked in me and I've been riding much more calmly everywhere. Riding time really hasn't gone up all that much, and I'm not so damn sweaty everywhere I go. But on the down side, it makes me feel like I'm an old man or something now. I'm only 22 damnit!! I've even actually thought some about giving up my eggbeaters for platforms
Anyone else had this happen?