Sunday, April 7, 2013

Its about freedom...

Pic - Transport for London

Much has been said about the joys of cycling and in fact, University of British Columbia Professor John Halwell, happiness expert & economics scholar, states that the happiest cities all have a high number of cyclists. The Nordic countries for instance - Denmark, Holland etc

Perhaps it is the rhythm of cycling that gets us the high and Robert Penn, author of "Its all about the Bike - the pursuit of happiness on 2 wheels", writes:

“What’s important is the rhythm of riding a bike. That rhythm is happiness. It’s meditative.”

"Within 10 minutes of being on a bike, things that are immediately worrying you – that piece of work you haven’t finished – have been dismissed. Ride for 45 minutes and you hardly know what you were thinking about and then something else drops in – a line from a poem or something your child said.”

I don't know what the actual reason is but for me, its about freedom.  This short movie clip expresses my heart beat on what its all about. Check out the music too, its really special.

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” ~ C. S. Lewis


Taiwoon said...

to add on, I love the wind in my face and the chats we have while riding!

Oldyonfoldy said...

Absolutely and not forgetting being able to eat with great buddies, all sort of lovely makan without feeling too guilty.