Happiness Is A Warm Bike

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I admit it. Last year I left the mountain bike in the garage all summer. I felt ashamed of myself but the reality was that an injury and laziness contributed to my serious lack of biking. This summer I’m definitely wrenching the bike out of it’s comfortable resting place. There are a number of good reasons for this.

Getting more exercise.

It’s too freaking easy to take the auto to return a DVD or get some milk…or….er….wine. So I will dust the cobwebs off my backpack, strap it on and gladly pedal to the store. In my defence, this plot was hatched a few years ago, but one of my stepdaughters needed my backpack. Excuses, excuses. Time to put the shnizzle in the whizzle and bike around the neighbourhood. I need the exercise. Just 30 minutes a day will help immensely.

Gas prices are frightening me.

Each time I fill up I painfully grimace at the fuel pump. It’s like some kind of surreal horror movie these days watching the numbers climb at the pump. And my hard earned money is flying right out my exhaust pipe. It’s really getting ridiculous. Glad I didn’t get that Hummer. Just kidding. By taking my bike out, (or even walking!) I’m sure I’ll save globs of cash by leaving the modern chariot in the driveway and strolling or biking to destinations. And gas prices are going even higher! Therefore the savings will go higher each time leg or pedal power is put into good use.

By not using the car I help the environment.

Duh. Let me see…we have global warming, ice caps are melting, and there were a record number of hurricanes last year. Sounds to me like we can all make an effort towards a cleaner environment. Leaving the car at home sounds like a great first step to making the air a little more cleaner.

Let’s summarize.

If you have a bike start using it, if not go out and buy one. A bike will give you exercise, save you valuable gas money and help Mother Nature. Or walk.

Enough said.

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