I have had quite a stressful couple of months at work and it never ceases to amaze me how I feel like a new person when I get a chance to get out on the bike. Because of the nature of my job I am constantly on call with the cell phone and I think that one of the things I love about been on the bike is the fact that I cant answer my phone and because I need to concentrate on the road ahead it makes me relax. That is the power of "the ride"
Today the weather has been cold and overcast and I did not have a lot of time on my hands, however, I felt the urge to get out. With limited time and living in the middle of the city my options were a little limited. I decided to do a "motorway loop" - yes, not the most exciting but even the short ride down to Manukau, across to the airport (stopping to watch a couple of planes take off and land), down the new motorway to Sandringham and back home was relaxing.
So, what is it about jumping on your bike that you love?