not to get too personal now, but i suffer from depression, and there's just an awesome joy in riding my fixed gear. whether i'm riding in the street or on a bike path; rocking out to some his hero is gone or chilling to some explosions in the sky, i feel at ease.
it might be kind of cliche, but there's sort of a zen, or one-ness i get when riding.
i know that part of this is scientific with endorphins or whatnot, but it's still a nice thought that bikes = happiness.
inputs? anyone else share my feelings?