25 things I love about the bike – #24




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Got to love the post-ride lard bar … sorry, meal.

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always associated riding with eating. There’s randomness thrown in – the farmer’s market the town over that you had never really heard of before, a patch of berries spotted while flying down a hill, etc.

Then there’s the added carrying capacity of the bike. I haven’t quite worked out the hydration logistics of running for much more than an hour, but on a bike, it’s a no-brainer – plop a bottle in the cage, and you’re set. Don’t need to hold on to anything, doesn’t affect your pedal stroke, etc.

But somehow, food tastes sweeter after a good ride.

3 thoughts on “25 things I love about the bike – #24

  1. Belts work for hydration during long runs. So does caching, I guess.

    I have a feeling you’re going to love marathon training. =D

  2. looks like a refreshing setup! i’m holding out hardcore in terms of wearing a belt or anything like that on a longish run…i try to loop back to my car (which works great!)

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