Over the last couple of months, I’ve started replacing my car trips with bicycle trips. Grocery store, work, and even dates often now take place on my bike. Bicycle to the grocery store? Bicycle to work? You must think I’m crazy. I know sometimes my co-workers think I am. But when you stop to think about it for a minute, the benefits become clear: First, it’s cheap! With gasoline in the $2.50 range, even short trips in a car start to stretch the budget. Second, it’s fun and relaxing! I love the challenge of making it up a hill and the exhilaration of speeding down the other side.
One way of working out that I truly enjoy is riding my bike. Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise, and I don’t think of it as exercise. I don’t intend to be a marathon cyclist. I just ride for fun. You can ride a bike almost anywhere without spending a fortune. Once you have learned to ride a bike, you don’t forget.
A Story of Anguish, Restoration … and Years Later, Still Inspiration
Bill Hancock wasn’t looking for healing when, months after the death of his son in a Colorado plane crash, he set out on a 2,700-mile, Pacific-to-Atlantic bicycle trip across back-roads America. “We were going on an adventure. Nothing more,” he'd later write. The Kansas City-area resident had no plans for a book, either, but wound up pouring his heart into Riding with the Blue Moth.