I love riding my bike!

Yesterday was a beautiful day to be on a bicycle.  With sun shining through blue skies and mild temperatures, I found myself thinking over and over, “I loooove riding my bike!”

After nearly four years of daily bicycling, you’d think I’d get over it already, but there’s something about riding a bike that prevents it from becoming a routine chore.  Maybe the wind in my hair, the sun in my face, the feeling of flying…

  • Dave Cain

    I know the feeling. I find I get a kid-like excitement when I’m about go ride my bike. Sometimes its routine, but the pleasure is always there. I also know that any time I’m ambivalent about choosing to bike versus driving, the choice seems easy and obvious once I’ve chosen the bike. The weather always seems worse from inside a warm house.

    Happy pedaling!

  • http://twitter.com/BoyOnABikePA Jason I

    It’s waaaaay better than being trapped inside a car! :)

    • Anonymous

      I agree with Jason on that, but why do so few agree with us? Theories?

  • http://twitter.com/BoyOnABikePA Jason I

    It’s waaaaay better than being trapped inside a car! :)

  • Bicyclebadger

    You never get over it.

  • http://twitter.com/bikelaneliving Bike Lane Living

    It’s like walking on the beach; different and interesting every single day.

  • http://twitter.com/bikelaneliving Bike Lane Living

    It’s like walking on the beach; different and interesting every single day.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. It’s the freedom and the beauty of moving my body in such simple, flowing movement. And the flying. :)

  • Markn

    Biking is just plain awesome, no matter what time of the year. But no way you were wearing that outfit in February in Chicago!

    • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

      I was – it’s been a very mild winter!

    • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

      I was – it’s been a very mild winter!

  • http://aprillikesbikes.wordpress.com/ April

    There are days when I really don’t want to leave the house. Ugh, my destination is across town, or the weather’s bad, or I’m just tired, wah wah wah.

    Nine times out of ten, once I’m on the bike and partway to my destination, I’m smiling and thinking, oh man, getting to ride my bike everywhere is the best thing EVER.

  • http://carolynsflightoffancy.blogspot.com/ Carolyn Ibis

    It never gets old for me. Every day I look forward to the adventure and freedom of riding my bicycle.

  • http://carolynsflightoffancy.blogspot.com/ Carolyn Ibis

    It never gets old for me. Every day I look forward to the adventure and freedom of riding my bicycle.

  • Tennesseecharlie

    Clean that bike Dottie. We don’t like dirty bikes in NC. Just kidding. I the blog, keep it up.

    regards,
    Charlie Lawrence

  • Tennesseecharlie

    Clean that bike Dottie. We don’t like dirty bikes in NC. Just kidding. I the blog, keep it up.

    regards,
    Charlie Lawrence

  • Dabrucru

    its been 8 years since i started using cycling transportation everyday, and i feel the same everyday, VERY HAPPY

  • http://verynorth.blogspot.com/ Timoohz

    That cloud picture reminds me how my brother got a new camera. There were a few shots of his feet and some close ups of his face with the sky in the background until he figured out how to hold the camera without pressing the buttons by accident… :-)

    But what’s that hole in the wall in the first photo? A window? A firing hole for a cannon in a fortress? I don’t recall seeing that building before.

    • http://yaybeth.blogspot.com/ Beth

      Looks like a boarded-up window to me. Funny, it’s such a familiar look to me – the brown brick, the covered hole in the wall – that it never struck me as notable. I just consider it part of any city landscape.

      • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

        Yup, it’s a boarded-up window.

        • Midnight Rider

          One of my favorite things about biking is passing cars with one person inside that are stuck in traffic. And yes, it does feel like flying some times.

      • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

        Yup, it’s a boarded-up window.

  • http://cris.livejournal.com/ cris

    I’ve been cycling in the city for 10+ and I still have “yay! biking!” moments. The freedom, speed and sense of connection across all of the senses is what does it to me … especially after 8 hours of sitting in the same office building, just typing and manipulating ephemeral digital ‘stuff’ on a computer.

  • aem2

    I totally agree with you … most days. Today I biked into a very brisk wind… both ways. Not fair.

    Still, it was better than being stuck on a streetcar or in a regular car.

  • cycler

    Yes!
    (and I have the same sweater- tee hee!)

  • Midnight Rider

    One of my favorite things about biking is passing cars with one person inside that are stuck in traffic. And yes, it does feel like flying some times.

  • http://mrdaveygie.blogspot.com/ MrDaveyGie

    Yeap, I am not sure what it is either, what keeps those of us that bicycle, bicycling. But I think you are touching close to it with “the feeling of flying”

  • http://twitter.com/liz545 Liz Almond

    Today was one of those days for me. The weather was pretty mild, so we went for a ride east along the river Thames, in London. It just felt so lovely to see the scenery change around us, from Tower Bridge and the pretty houses around the docks, down past Greenwich to the Thames Barrier. I felt like I’d seen my city in an entirely new light, and one that you don’t get to see on the tube! Plus, you can even take your bike back on the boat if you don’t fancy the 17 miles back!

  • Amanda*Rose

    YES. This is so true and I’m glad you shared.  I feel this all the time.  I’m going to be riding my bike for the rest of life. :)

  • http://aprillikesbikes.wordpress.com/ April

    There are days when I really don’t want to leave the house. Ugh, my destination is across town, or the weather’s bad, or I’m just tired, wah wah wah.

    Nine times out of ten, once I’m on the bike and partway to my destination, I’m smiling and thinking, oh man, getting to ride my bike everywhere is the best thing EVER.

  • http://letsgorideabike.com LGRAB

    Totally agree. It’s like magic. :)