Why Ride?

11 02 2009

Even though buying a bike can be an intimidating, confusing, and expensive experience, my experience to anybody considering getting into biking would be to DO IT.

If those two words are not enough to persuade you, OR if they make you want to buy some new basketball shoes, OR if they conjure a Pavlovian response to “just say no”,  then let me lay out a detailed, super-duper official pros & cons analysis chart:

Why Ride?

Why Ride?

Or, for the elitist that prefers “sentences”:

“When man invented the bicycle, he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man´s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once was a product of man´s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” -Elizabeth West
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