Number 7: I was right!
It speaks to some of the reasons I’ve written about in previous posts:
- Number 3: It’s Healthy -> According to the infographic, I’m burning calories, keeping my weight down and cutting my risk of heart disease in half!
- Number 4: It’s Cheap -> Infographic says, the cost of driving is 25 times more expensive than cycling.
- Number 6: It’s Fun -> Commuters who cycle reported higher levels of well-being, freedom, relaxation and excitement than those who drive.
Check out her post here:
Number 8: I can
I am able-bodied and love to be outside and active. I can’t imagine not riding. I see myself riding for years. I like showing up to meetings or parties with a helmet! It’s a clear marker that I’m part of a community that cares about being healthy, or the environment, or both; AND we have great legs.
It’s a conversation starter (too often with, “You rode here? I would never bike in Toronto!”)
I thought it was interesting that the infographic also reported higher levels of self-confidence among cyclists. I know this feeling! I don’t know if I would’ve recognized it as self-confidence, but this does resonate with me because I’ve arrived feeling proud of my abilities to ride somewhere and if it’s to play sports, heck, I’m already warmed up and ready to go!