Are you the type who like the challenge of pedaling it out no matter the distance? What about the wind you clash with on those windy days? Well, these are a couple of things that make the battle of the ride worth it. The real fact of the matter is real cyclist don’t want a motor. It takes away from the feel of accomplishment at the end of the ride.
Inner Will Is Of Virtue
A lot of people don’t look at what it takes to be an avid bike rider. There are days when your body says “not today” but you mount up anyway. Then there are the days when your body is fired up and ready to go. These days are the easiest and not necessarily easy. But when you choose to ride as a means of transportation, then you have to ride no matter what your body says.
To me, this takes and also builds character in a person. The ability to convince yourself that this is nothing every day and do it every week shows great mental strength. This kind of attitude has a way of affecting what you think about everything you have to encounter during a course of a day.
The Pleasure Principle
I have been riding for about 3 years now and I must say that I get great pleasure out of successfully riding 7 to 10 miles a day going to and from work. My body feels good, I’m saving money and I’m giving the environment a much-needed break.
I have been riding the same paths so long that there are people who know about me but may not personally know me. Some wave and others respect my riding space on the streets. Just this alone amongst other things gives me a wonderful feeling inside being known as the dude on the bike who rides no matter what!
Give Me A Motor! No Way!
After you ride for a little while, having a motor carrying you will feel like cheating. I do have an e-bike but I use it to pull my trailer for my neighborhood lawn service. Don’t get me wrong, an e-bike can be fun because it gives you the speed you may not be able to get pedaling. But for me, the thrill is cranking out those blocks and feeling I’m on turbo at the end of the ride.
When it comes to using cycling for transportation, Be a real man or woman and dump the motor. You will become one with your bike and every block will become a conquest. Next thing you know you will feel like you haven’t worked hard at all to get where you are going. Plus you are getting fit as you go to and from your destination.
So grab your bike or buy a bike here, if you don’t have one, and leave the motor behind.
Thanks for visiting and take a couple of weeks to try riding to different places you frequent and feel your body start to like and want to ride more and more. Keep On Pedaling!