Bicycle riding has always provided me with a sense of calm, when life gets to be too much.

I loved pedaling as a kid when I started with my Big Wheel.  There was just something about the wind in your hair and pedaling as fast as you could.  

As my life has progressed, I go to my bicycle to seek solace and mental therapy.  Bicycle riding has gotten me through knee surgeries, relationship break-ups, and cancer. 

Any bicycle rider will tell you that they ride for a reason that is beyond physical.