I get annoyed when people I know describe me as an avid cyclist. True, I love the freedom that the bicycle represents for me in financial terms as well as independance from a car, but an avid cyclist? I don't own a car which is one of those alltime good moves that i made, like when i quit smoking 4 years ago.
I had high cholesteral, road rage, and a severely restricted income due to the economy and trying to support gas+insurance+repairs on my car. Got rid of the car more and more until November of last year, when i got rid of it for good. Winter, snow, and my bike was such a great combination. It proved to me that if I could make it in the winter i could make it period without a car.
So anyway, I love my bike, don't get me wrong, but I hardly ride the thing! I ride it a couple miles back and forth from work, to the store, to a friends house, wherever i need to go. No fitness, no fun, just basic transportation man.
Anybody else like me or am i alone here?