When Sandy said to me, “Karen, I want you to write 3 paragraphs telling me why you like bike riding.” My immediate thought was gosh, how do I sum that up in just 3 paragraphs. What comes to mind is that advertisement, “milk, it does a body good”. In my head it’s biking, it does a body good. I mean one of the main reasons I started biking is that it keeps you fit, but I quickly realized that it’s good for the soul.
It feels so rewarding to come home from a hard ride, where my husband and I have “dropped the hammer”, it gives me such a sense of accomplishment. Or coming home after a touring ride through a new scenic area we discovered , those are the times I appreciate the beauty around me. I also like the fact that biking gives me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people. Whether I’m riding in a charity ride, a weekend Team Evesham ride or just meeting up with a fellow cyclist at a stoplight. It’s fun to come across people who share the same passion for biking.
One last final thought as to why I like bike riding…. it gives me an excuse to go out and play!! It might not turn back the hands of time but it definitely keeps me young at heart.