I searched and didn't find anything, and it surprises me that this thread hasn't been done already. I ride because the idea of being both the passenger and the engine fascinates me. I ride to see things and go places. I ride because it takes my mind off of everything. I ride to meet new people. I ride because climbing is fun, and that feeling you get when you crest a hill and look down at what you just did is really exhilarating. I ride because I'll never have a bad time on a bike.
Why do you ride?