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Things to Love About Cycling

Posted Dec 28 2011 9:08am

I wouldn’t consider myself a serious cyclist, like Patrick or Craig do, but I have always enjoyed riding, usually for pleasure. I began cycling more often a few years ago, when I became interested in triathlon. My best memories of cycling remain from my childhood: riding bmx bikes on a track we built ourselves and also balancing a surfboard on the handlebars as I pedaled to the beach.

Bicycling Magazine puts out lots of lists, and the most recent issue is no exception. Included among so many of them was one that stood out to me, a list of why people love cycling. Some of the ones I identified with included:

5. The first postwinter ride in shorts and a jersey
12. Walking your bike by the saddle
28. When the red light changes to green at the exact moment you'd have to put a foot down
82. "He's never tired. He's never miserable." (from the movie “Breaking Away” – awesome film!)
Read more or add your own at Bicycling Mag’s “ 101 Things We Love About Cycling
Are you a cyclist or ride a bike? What are things you love about the sport?
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