Why I Bike: Episode 8by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Scott Cooley (ExperiencePlus! Customer)
It makes me feel like a kid again. Remember what it was like when you first learned to ride a bike? It wasn’t only about expanding the size of your world, it was about the feeling of freedom, the feeling of having the wind in your face, of having fewer barriers in your young life, and of having a little more control over your life.
In some small way, I get those feelings every time I ride. I usually find myself smiling at some point, during even long rides, and it’s because I feel like a kid again. It’s hard to get that feeling, but it’s one thing that helps to keep me feeling young.
I love to ride. I enjoy the sun on my back, the wind on my face and the sense of liberation it provides. I can get from place to place, on my own, without being confined to a vehicle. I feel the road, the weather, the sweat and my own power. Much of the year, the weather in Oregon is not conducive to riding much–its cold and wet far too often and I miss those good feelings.