Okay, before you read the ten reasons to get on a bike, I must admit it was points I had a little fun commenting on their content. I think this article was written several years ago and probably this young man is still that...young. But being in my late 60's (it pains me to even type that comment), bike riding is no longer the same for me. It is nothing but pure exercise and moving my body! I don't know that I truly look forward to peddling anywhere from 12-22 miles, but I do with hubby's encouragement and feel great afterwards. Of course, the next day we are so sore we can hardly move, but isn't that what Biofreeze and CBD creams are to address? So, my fellow Senior Citizens of America, get those rusty bikes out and before you learn about a self-propelled bike, move those legs and peddle up a storm!
Ten Reasons to get on a bike from Men's Journal (My opinion, if it's good for males, it's good for females! My words, not Mr. Giblin's) By Chris Giblin
1. Take advantage of a nice day (that I can agree, but the thought crosses my mind usually after I finish my ride) 2. You'll look forward to doing it (once you talk yourself into it) 3. Easier on legs, ankles, knees and feet than running (who runs anymore?) 4. It's a better time than ever for cyclists (you have your own lane in a lot of cities, but who bikes in the city?) 5. It's a legitimate form of transportation (I do think the Amish use this mode quite frequently and I saw a courier in the movie, The Wedding Date on a bike) 6. It's an activity you'll be able to enjoy for the rest of your life (this author must be young) 7. It can reduce stress (as long as I'm on a trail where serious bikers wearing all their gear aren't speeding past me without notice) 8. You can do it for charity (okay, I'll agree with that....does anyone sponsor a 5 K bike ride?) 9. Exploring and getting to know the area around you better (agree) 10. For your sense of freedom and above all, fun (once we are done with our ride, hubby and I admit we had fun, but if my kids ever mention nursing home I'll remember I can use it for freedom!)