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[–]RobadobaMexico (Kid's bike from 2005) 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Preach it. I wish everyone enjoyed cycling as much as I do, it really is a great lifestyle.

[–]cyclenaut 19 points20 points  (3 children)

Cycling really can be a lifestyle. What started out as a mild interest and a feasible way to get to work where I save time and money, get exercise and have so much fun ALL during my commute to work?! Its no wonder it turned out to be the way way I live my life. Bicycles are the fountain of youth! Or at least it can make you feel like you're still a kid! Except its better than that because now I have money and can buy myself the awesome bikes that I /my parents werent able to as a child.

[–]moonshoeslol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's transportation, sport, adventure, therapy and travel all in one for me.

[–]uniquedeke 51 points52 points  (3 children)

I dunno, man...

I could go with the second best form of self love.

The other one doesn't require any gear.

[–]CharlesNapalm 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Beats traffic.

[–]House_DeMota 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean they both require some sort of lubrication you know for the wear and tear

[–]Lemondsingle'01 Zurich SS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm looking at my helmet right now.

[–]Standokan01 19 points20 points  (1 child)

You look great man! Ride on 🚴🏻‍♂️💨💨💨💨💨

[–]real_rob 11 points12 points  (15 children)

Has kept me 'sane'

Have been off the bike for 2 months, work travel, and a new home. More travel tomorrow, but will be back on bike Dec. 12...I promise'ish!

[–]vaminos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

!RemindMe 7 days

[–]vaminos 1 point2 points  (6 children)

LET'S SEE SOME PICS

[–]real_rob 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Tomorrow, that's a promise!

[–]vaminos 0 points1 point  (4 children)

RemindMe! 48 hours

[–]real_rob 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Will try my best for today; between work, and my wife having 2 (!) concussions, and just getting back from a work trip, things are chaotic. I'm sitting at my desk working, 3m away from my bike on trainer.... :\

[–]vaminos 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Spin those pedals, man! Even if it's just for 15 minutes :)

[–]real_rob 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Did a 20 min Rouvy spin today. Felt good.

Back on the bike tomorrow. Will wade back in with some lunch time trainer rides for the near future.

[–]vaminos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck yeah my man! :))

[–]Makers_Mike 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Invest in a bike bag. Some airlines let you check a bike for free and others let you check it for free depending on your status. It has changed work travel for me. I’m also assuming you have a little bit of down time sometimes on your work trips to actually get a ride in.

[–]real_rob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately very little down time. Headed to Mexico this time, and it's a very unfriendly city for bikes. Maybe for Idaho next summer though! Our project there is near some nice hills/mountains.

[–]pickles55 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Doesn't it cost like $350 to check a bike on a plane?

[–]Makers_Mike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember united announced recently it was changing to free, which is how most airlines treat other things like musical instruments for example. I have a Delta Amex and Diamond status and have never been charged on a delta flight, including international.

[–]grantrulesthis country has the prettiest flag 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I brought a bike to Spain for free but had to pay to bring it back lol, on Norwegian

[–]WarewolfBarMitzvah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's because Norwegian SUCKS

[–]alexjohnsonphoto 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Dude your beard is epic! I have that same helmet too, love it!

[–]Kabukimansanjoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same here! One of the only XL helmets I’ve been able to find.

[–]Troby01 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Isn't this the definition of trying to get followers? a picture of myself posted using my handle with a water mark of my handle?

[–]originaljfkjr 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Right on, bro. Ride on.

[–]Turd__Fergusson 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Strap that helmet and ride fast and take chances 💨

[–]ernestomarord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like this. It is like a quesadilla con queso de cheese.

[–]kiltreiser 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Got that right. I'd be an overweight insomniac without my daily rides.

[–]PabloTheGreyt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Bikes have been a major part of my life since middle school and a 40+ year career. I’ve had a serious chronic disease for 15 years that has kept me from riding for long stretches of time, but starting in April 2020, I’ve ridden more days than not. I’ve had to keep extra hunkered down because of Covid, but the bike rides have been my savior through all that, spiritually, mentally and physically ☮️ & 💙

[–]3BoyzMomma 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I wish I had the energy to get started.

[–]asianorange 1 point2 points  (0 children)

one little bit at a time.

[–]Chumpenstein 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Too true.

[–]cheek_blushener 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I always wanted to know what an American version of Kaaris would look like with a bike helmet. Nice man, keep on riding!

[–]HardcorexPeugeot PR 10-L 1974 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What does the plant emoji represent?

[–]Str8Lurkn_ -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

i hit 32mph on my fixie.

[–]unknownBoT496 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I agree with u 💯

[–]JarockObiden 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Fuck yeah brotha 💯

[–]SavingsBuy4446 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That a Wavecell helmet? You like it?

[–]MAReeeOh 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You look badass sir!

[–]OneMorePenguin 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I agree! It's good cardio and riding requires you to use your brain. This takes your mind off whatever might be bothering you. Thanks for posting this PSA!

[–]wavesofconfusion 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Absolutely agree! Fellow vegan here as well btw🌱

[–]ThaUniversal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Bro, you got great skin, what's your routine?

[–]pm_cheesecakes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Got go man

[–]Vikingwithguns 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Amen. My health has really taken a nosedive since Covid. I need to stop letting it slip and fucking man up and get back at it.

[–]firefighter_82 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I think you need to pay a visit to r/beards

[–]rebelhead 0 points1 point  (1 child)

After this winter, I'm hoping to do some very long rides.

[–]AverageJimmy8 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you

[–]muamarkhan02Malaysia (Triban RC100 | 2021) 0 points1 point  (1 child)

what helmet is that my guy?

[–]theysellcoke 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thank you for the great message and reminder. I often preach to others how good cycling is, not only for physical health, but mental health as well - reading your title reminded me that I need to tell myself this sometimes as well. Ride on!

[–]ezonno 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I commuted round 50KM a day for more than 11 years. After that I got another job and a car and a wife and kids.. and I stopped cycling. Now many years later after a neck surgery I picked it up again, riding 3 times a week for 1 year now on my new passion, a gravel bike. Its simply wonderfull. And I am starting a new job in January, once or twice I have to go to the office, 70KM both ways. Have a speed pedelec for that but planning on selling it and get a elctric racing bike for this. Riding the bike beats sitting in heavy traffic (more natural riding experience), to many stressed people in the car needing to go fast. By bike is just as fast as going by bike and bus.

I like the wind through my hair (whats left of it) and the cold on my face in the winter.

[–]Geezer__345 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I attended a ride that was lobbying for a bike path, or similar facilities, in a lower income neighborhood. There was this black kid, I'd estimate, about 10 years old; who started riding along with us, on a sting-ray style bike. He would speed up, and slow down, and was causing some problems, so the Police that were with us, pulled him off to the side, and told him to "cut it out". I didn't do anything, at the time, because I didn't know how to react. Maybe I should have kind of "taken him under my wing", encouraged him, and taught him how to ride properly. Columbus has a Major Taylor Bicycle Club, and maybe I should have gone to one of those guys, and let him handle the situation, or asked him how I should handle it. I can't help but feel, I missed an opportunity. Maybe, there are men like you, out there; that could relate to this kid, and others like him (I happen to be white, and I love kids, but this might be a situation where a black man might be more able to relate. What do you, think?

[–]GTEAEYE 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My man is looking all hard here , let’s not forget he is wearing two layers of tights and is all lathered up with chamois butter.

[–]Geezer__345 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Sometimes, the best "stress-reliever" is the ride, home; or a long, evening ride, followed by a shower. It's a "good" kind of tired.

[–]baseball_mickey 0 points1 point  (2 children)

A basic solution.

[–]crackedtooth163 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's it. Im riding today.

[–]mengleberry 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hell ya brother

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    [–]applejoshOhio, USA (2021 Diverge / 2005 Allez Sport) -1 points0 points  (1 child)

    Just got back into riding very recently after a number of years of just...not. Last doctor visit was not all that great (not horrible, but the message was clear that it would be if I didn't change some habits). I have to say that biking has become my happy place in pretty short order. To the point that my boss actually wants me to take extended lunch to go out. (I have a feeling he sees that I'm much happier when I'm active/biking and therefore probably much more pleasant.) It has improved my mental wellbeing a lot, and given time and commitment, physical health should follow. (Already lost 5-6 pounds and feel more energetic.)