When things start getting “heavy” in my life, one thing always seems to make me feel better… a ride on my bike. I’m not kidding. I think it’s that connection to nature and everything around you. You have to be on high alert! Either that or be road kill. Drivers out there aren’t exactly wise to bikes plus they don’t pay the best attention, shoot… even some try to make you wipe out thinking you are indestructible or something and not just 20lbs of bike and 150+lbs of flesh and bones. Uh… we do go splat drivers! So do you when you’re not in your rolling coffin.
Anyways, my point wasn’t about bashing cars and car drivers, it was about getting out into nature. When work get’s too much or life matters weigh me down, spinning my peddles with the smells and sounds of the world all around me does wonders. The very fact that your pumping some blood through those arteries does a lot too. Bikes were by far the greatest invention ever made for so many reasons. Therapy was never an intended side effect but it turns out it’s terribly effective. I would rather spend my money on Dr. Bike than Dr. Phil.
I hope you take my advice on this and get out and take a spin. Dust off that old CCM or Road King and take a rip around the block, maybe two. You will feel great.