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Why I ride
Last Post 08/22/2014 01:16 PM by ChinookPass .. 2 Replies.
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vtguy

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08/22/2014 09:19 AM
Here's the a letter to the editor from today's NY Times that I though you'd all enjoy: To the Editor: Re “My Life in Bicycles” (Op-Ed, Aug. 18): Much as for Jennifer Finney Boylan, bicycling occupies a special place in my heart. The ability to ride from my house into the nearby hills and countryside transports me from the workaday world to a peaceful, meditative experience. Climbing up one of the many roads to the hills is my version of the suffering of the faithful. This is rewarded with the exhilaration of a brisk descent down the other side or a well-paced ride through the rolling hills and farmland. Alone with my bicycle and riding with the music of my gears are as close as I get to spirituality.
huckleberry

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08/22/2014 10:01 AM

Like it.
ChinookPass

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08/22/2014 01:16 PM
this:
“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” ~ H.G. Wells

and this:
“You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bicycling.” ~ Greg LeMond
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