9 November 2006 - 3:35Why Do You Love Bikes?
It’s not just a mode of transportation for some.
Bikes have an intangible effect on people. Why do we spend so much time and money on such a device? My RIP easily costs as much as a really big flatscreen TV, yet I get way more enjoyment out of it than I would a TV (unless it’s baseball season).
There have been many times in my life, that the contents of the bike rack have far outpriced what was carrying them. I once had an $7000 bike on a $3000 car. Is it priorities? What is it?
I may catch flack for even making such a statement, as there are many that would say “what the hell is your bike doing on the roof of your car?”.
The sheer horror of it all, is if I had that amount of disposable loot, I would probably buy another plasma TV’s worth of a bike, over and over again. I mean, we have to face reality at some point, I’m sure I would wind up with the TV after a while, but not before I filled my garage with every type of bike I could get my hands on.
My Dad got a bike this summer, and is actually riding it! He’s been good about it too.
I guess to me, bikes are a huge part of my lifestyle. I have the bike equivalent of a new BMW in my garage, at least twice a year. My friends and I are more apt to gather for a ride than a Superbowl party. And even though we BBQ all summer long, they normally follow a killer ride. In our circle of friends, we are, couple by couple, being stricken with children. And yet we still find time to ride. My little boy loves to go for a ride in the trailer, and can even ride a 2 wheeler all by himself. I hope that he can keep bike riding as a constant in his life.
It always made a huge difference in mine.
How does it affect you?