Why I ride-
I ride because I was born an athlete and will always be an athlete.
I ride because the desire to push my body is hardwired in.
Because I am addicted to the endorphins and adrenaline.
I ride because no matter where in the world I go I will always have a family and a community that I feel a part of.
I ride because it takes me new places.
I ride because it challenges me to ride further, faster, smoother, safer, smarter.
I fear failure, and to some degree success. It allows me to explore and test my fears.
I ride because of the bonds I have built with teammates and friends. We share pain, success, failure, disappointment, laughter and life.
I ride because the second my legs start turning circles I become a happier person.
I ride because I love to be outside. To feel the wind on my face and listen to the birds and bugs.
I ride because it allows me to take out my aggression and anger.
I ride because it stabilizes my life and creates balance.
I ride because going downhill at 40mph is fun.
I ride because I get to eat more pastry and crave more salad.
I ride because I can’t cry and pedal and the same time.
I ride because it makes my mind and body strong.
I ride because I can; because it is a constant reminder of the value of health.
I ride because it allows me to play with the boys.
I ride because no matter how bad my day, pedaling puts my mind at easy and a smile on my face.
I ride because I can go alone.
Because even though I have ridden the route a 1000 times, I never know what is around the next bend.
– Emily Kachorek
From Cycling Illustrated
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I ride because two wheels beats the hell out of four almost any time!
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