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'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

Old 10-06-22, 07:52 PM
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'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

NPR's Bill Chappell tells us why he likes riding
Read https://www.npr.org/2022/07/18/10896...appell-cycling
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Even if I am having a bad day (unbelievable isn’t it?) going for a quick ride brightens my day.
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For me, often the start of a ride is the worst, especially if I sort of forced myself out because I felt I had too. However, after 50+ years as a cyclist, I well know that the longer I keep going the better I will feel, that is until I don't. Arthritis and age have caught up with me so I can't do the long rides I did 10 years ago. This is one reason I bought a gravel bike this year, I can vary terrain much more than I can on my road bike, ride for about the same amount of time but not have to go as far from home
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Sometimes I have to force or shame myself into going out riding. However I've never regretted going out on the bike for a ride once I begin to pedal.
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'Just like life, riding my bike doesn't always make sense. But that's why I love it'

Can't say I agree with above
so for myself the quote is gibberish. Guess I'm just a simpleton.
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Old 10-07-22, 06:31 PM
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Riding a bicycle can be a vicious cycle, & the never ending chain of its use can stem from many things.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
... I've never regretted going out on the bike for a ride once I begin to pedal.
I have, on a few occasions when I went out thinking I can get back before it starts raining, and was wrong.
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Old 10-07-22, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01
Sometimes I have to force or shame myself into going out riding. However I've never regretted going out on the bike for a ride once I begin to pedal.
Excellent point. There have been days I didnít want to go ride but got out there anyway and always had a good ride. Other days all I could talk myself into was a short ride that turned into a longer ride. Never regretted a ride either.
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