I have found my new addiction/adrenaline rush! Urban Cycling
I admit, I do need to buy a helmet for this thrilling workout..but I can officially say I found a new hobby! I now see the appeal of owning a motorcycle. Where as before, I thought the drivers crazy and the ride would entirely too frightening for me, unless I was safely on back letting someone else do the dirty work! But now…! I understand the fun of weaving in and out of stopped traffic, racing off when the light turns green and avoiding those ever-so-obnoxious city buses.
And I can do all this without paying for gas! All I need is my two little legs, peddling away. I’m sure it’s quite a sight to see, a foreign girl riding a gearless, bright blue bicycle equipped with a handy basket, amidst thousands of cars, motorcycles and buses. I even had to laugh at myself when I almost lost my balance and fell into a car, thus getting honked at, when trying to weave in between tightly stalled cars at a ghastly long traffic light.
The best part is, you have to keep up a good pace, thus ensuring a good workout, or you might get run over! The good ol’ sidewalk is always there when I need a breather..now crossing 3 lanes to get there is an entirely different story! 😉
I’ve calculated that riding my bike to and from the BTS Skytrain will save me a minimum of $144 USD between now and November. That will allow me to backpack for at least a month and a half!
GO GREEN, GO CHEAP, GO CYCLING!! =)