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Jeremy Jameson

I never bothered learning to ride a bike in my childhood. Instead, I started at the age of 33 - and it has been a wonderful adventure ever since.

As someone who has also never owned a car (let alone a driver's license) due to being in a rather urban environment and having limited economic means, the humble bicycle has been to me many things:

  • augmented efficiency of travel by expending calories (compared to walking)
  • opportunity to experience the city in a different and immersive way
  • increased enjoyment of pleasant weather
  • effective motivator to exercise
  • aerobic activity with minimal impact to joints
  • exhilaration in speeding downhill
  • satisfaction in conquering hills
  • alternative (and sometimes complement) to public transit
  • greater sense of freedom
  • way of connecting with others
  • did I mention this is fun?

I learned all this within the first week of teaching myself (consulting the web to fill gaps in my understanding) the basics of riding. :)

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