This morning on a lovely little ride, I had the pleasure of chatting with a nice lady all the way across the Cambie Street bridge. Her vehicle was adorned with colorful silk flowers, on the basket and all the way back to the rear racks, where she could keep things on her way to work. This encounter not only inspired me to attach some pretty flowers onto my bike, but also made me love the act of riding a bicycle that much more. As a multifaceted subject with a multitude of benefits, it’s hard not to push my love of transportation on two wheels onto other people. And why? Number one, it’s fun! Ripping past beautiful scenery, smiling at people as you fly by with fresh air in your face, arriving at your destinations feeling accomplished, these are all addictive qualities of the sport. As with any type of physical activity, pedal pushing is also a beautiful form of earth friendly energy, pouring power back into the universe to come back around again. And the reason we have all heard, it’s eco-friendly, as in no constant emissions that there is no room or time for. Also a great way to see places and get around while travelling (Angkor temples by bicycle!), just make sure to check the bike out before you take it for a spin. Want to feel connected to everything around you, get in some healthy activity and save money? Start utilising a two wheeler, and just see where it takes you.
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle”.