Friday, March 20, 2015

Why We Ride

"All that is fine. But, why the bike?"
Every biker gets asked this question!

Truth be told; there are dozens of reasons why a person falls in love with cycling. There can't be any one post that can capture it all. 

Anyway, here's my 'top 5 reasons why we ride; and you should too'.


We ride because it is hassle-free.It is the unhurried way of commuting and can often get us there faster. We ride for health & fitness. We ride to remind ourselves that we still-can. We find pleasure in the cool breeze against the sweat on our face. Actually, we go all out to seek it.


We are adventurers.We ride through the woods, down the trails, over the logs, in the slush, on the gravel and pretty much everywhere else. We are not afraid of either getting dirty or totally drenched. Be it rain or shine, we always ride with a smile. We ride because it is often the journey that is more enjoyable than the destination.


We are connoisseurs on two-wheels.We get up early, pedal our way to that perfect place to enjoy the sunrise. We slow down to listen to the chirping of birds and enjoy the masterpiece of white clouds against the big blue canvass. There is something about that sunset-ride along that beach that intrigues us every time.

We are explorers on two wheels.We ride to discover new places and re-discover the old ones. We are curious about the local history, culture, art and cuisine. We ride to discover the little-known secrets and gems within our wonderful cities. We meet like-minded people, make new friends, exchange stories and few laughs.


We climb the mountains.There is something about the hairpin bends; and the view of the city disappearing beneath you. Do you remember what Sir Edmund Hillary said - ‘It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves’. We ride to prove him right.


We simply love our ride.Our uncomplaining companion has led us to new possibilities. When we ride, we find people friendlier, outdoors more vivid and the world in general becomes a tad brighter.


In short, we ride because it’s just too much fun.


“It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about.” – Lester Burnham (American Beauty)



Do you agree with my top 5 reasons? 
Do share your top reasons to ride. 


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