Bicycle Commuting & Touring (loves, hates, fears)

LOVES:

Fresh air
Sunshine
Front row parking anywhere and everywhere
Elevating my fitness baseline
Human powerered
Downhills
Uphills too
Accomplishment
Alone time
No technology
Chatting with other cyclists and pedestrians
The views!
All the weird little things you get to see and hear

20140603-105758.jpg

HATES:

Cranky drivers
Stop lights
Being exhausted
Being hungry and still having to ride
Uphills 😉
Stopping
When people in cars or on street corners are smoking while I’m waiting at a light
People who don’t understand bike lanes
People who steal bikes or things off of your bike
That you have to carry everything with you
When all of my clothes and shoes are soaked because it rained for a few days

FEARS:

People who don’t understand bike lanes
People who steal bikes or things off of your bike
Cranky drivers
That I won’t make it home
That it’s going to hail
That my foot won’t catch the pedal when I take off
That my crankset will lock up when I’m on a steep uphill and I’ll go careening back down
Chain breaking
When you mess up fixing a flat and the new tube goes flat again

What are yours?