I live in a small-ish town. Which is why my bike is my hero. It certainly is my most practical possession, maybe even my most prized. It takes me wherever I need to go, in most cases faster than a car would. Yup, on distances of about three miles not having to search for a parking spot and not worrying about traffic definitely makes up for not having a “real” engine and only two wheels.
And even if it takes longer than going by car once in a while, it really doesn’t. Let me explain: Say getting to the place in question would have taken 10 minutes by car, but took 20 minutes by bike. While it did take me 10 minutes longer, I also got 20 minutes of exercise. Which I then do not need to worry about later. So I may have had 10 minutes more time when going by car, but how on earth am I going to put 20 minutes of exercise in 10 minutes of time?
And now I moved to the Netherlands, the country of bikes. Yes, there is a huge smile on my face right now. I cannot wait to get one of those awesome Dutch bikes. You’ll be introduced to it, no worries. And yes, polygamy is completely ok when it comes to bikes. The one at home won’t be jealous. True fact.
How about you, are you a bike lover?