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    • I ride for me. Time alone. Riding feels like active meditation to me and is the exercise I looked forward to for the first time in my life. I moved to NYC and riding in the Marin Headlands is the thing I miss most. Road biking changed my life in many ways.

      What don't we think about when riding :) ... When I lived in SF I was riding a lot in the afternoons after work, I used it to process the day and create some space.

      When I was training to get my time under 9 minutes on hawk hill (that was the badge of honor among my riding friends) I was just listening to upbeat music, watching the sun rise and feeling grateful for being there (and the pain) and when the road allowed... thinking about work, relationships and general day dreaming.

    • Welcome to Cake, Drzmike. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ

      I have a couple of great road bikes that I love and I'm noticing that somehow they are sitting in the garage as I get on my mountain bike every other day.

      I ride to get in shape, but it's so much more fun and beautiful than working out in the gym. And yet I feel like it's a great workout that even gets the arms and core involved. And around here, there are enough dirt hills that are all I can do to make it to the top, totally gassed, having to strain hard standing on the pedals.

      I listen to audiobooks and podcasts. I love them. I feel that I can hyperfocus on them while out in the wild.

    • I got a bike for the mix of exercise/commuting. When I'm riding it's generally on the streets so I'm mostly thinking about traffic but I do enjoy the sights. Having a bike that I am willing to take on the subway gives a different perception of distance and the location of things around the city.

    • Riding is Life !
      Lonely or with Friends....
      Yesterday evening It was time to ride with friends

    • I've ridden about 400 hours a year for the past 6 years. That translates into a lot of me time, a chance to clear my mind, keep my body and mind fit and working optimally, reduce my stress and develop my relationships. I'm a bit of a thrill seeker so at times it also satisfies that need. Biking also allows me to be competitive and express myself through competition. All the great scenery, time outdoors and fresh air are a bonus.