Ever since I moved out to Arizona years ago, a bicycle has been my main source of transportation. I used public transportation as well but, more often than not, I biked to where I was going. The fact that seizures were pretty common in my life then was the main reason that I biked. That, and the fact that I had had a seizure driving on at least two occasions. Fortunately, I didn’t hurt myself or anyone else when they occurred, but I knew what big trouble I could have gotten myself into if an accident had happened.
That was nearly 30 years ago and, since then, I’ve come to realize that a damn good life. First of all, I’m able to get rides from my wife Ann when I need them. The next benefit of biking moreso than most people is that it has helped me lose some weight. I’ll bet that I’ve lost a total of about 30 pounds since this way of life became the norm.Cycling has also been a great substitute for running.
Of course, there are times when I cut down my time on a bike and that is when we get significant snowfall. At times like these, especially during the week, I tend to walk wherever I need to get, though the distance I need to go to do things is never very far.
Most everybody has to deal with some kind of limitation(s) in their lives, no matter whether its big or small. I use this fact to keep my head up each day rather than dwelling on things that I don’t have or cannot do. As I said earlier, life is pretty good for me.
Today is the first day of March so spring and consistently warm weather will be here sooner than later. Though I have been biking for many years now in all kinds of weather, I’ll take excessive heat over bitter cold every time.
Finally, for those whose story or situation may be something like mine, think about how much cheaper it would be than a car. Just saying.
Nice one, Dan. — Dad