Every mainstream religion in the world tells us, in some form, that it’s best to isolate ourselves from worldly desires and possessions. But, dammit, I love my bike.

My Bike

My Bike

I bought her (hmm… she needs a name…) about three weeks ago and have already logged 125 miles. That’s nothing to brag about, perhaps, but something I’m pretty proud of as a total novice.

What I’m loving so far:

1. The endorphin kick after a long ride
2. The amazing feeling of “clean” – of being purged of all things dirty and unhealthy – after a shower after a long ride.

Thank you, Erik’s bike shop, for the great deal and Minneapolis for your beautiful and well-maintained trails. My life is more complete because of you.