Cycling Is Freedom
Freedom from worry. Freedom from fat. Freedom from depression. Freedom from boredom. Freedom from sloth. Freedom from the world.
There's something about cycling that is truly amazing. There's something about being able to get on your bike and ride 50, 80, 100 km and more under your own steam. It's just you and the bike and you know that as long as you can keep it up, you'll be able to go as far as you want.
For me it's a solo effort too, which makes it meditation time. I pick some tunes on my iPod and hit the road and for a few hours it's just me and my thoughts and the constant whir of the gears beneath my feet. No one can call me on the phone, no one can interupt me. I'm able to organize my brain during those hours and clear my head.
And cycling like all exercise releases endorphines, nature's natural anti-depressants. You can actually feel the euphoria rising when your blood starts pumping. People with depression should really exercise regularly. It promotes healthy sleep too.
And of course, there are the health benefits. Fat literally falls off when you cycle regularly. After a few months of even low-intensity cycling you'll be lean and fit, with powerful legs thrown into the deal.
It's also a low-impact execise, which means it doesn't hammer your knees and joints like running or squash or tennis.
Cycling rules! Join the movement today!