Descriptive Essay On Riding A Bike

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Riding a bike to work is a great complement to your weight loss program. It reduces stress and can save you thousands of dollars a year in operating expenses for your car.

I love to ride bikes. One of my fondest memories was receiving a purple Royce Union “sting-ray” for Christmas one year when I was seven. I went across the street to a large park and rode all day until my dad came looking for me at dusk. I remember waking up the next day to aching legs but I was ready to do it all over again.

I fell into serious recreational riding almost thirty years ago and even raced for several years. I love bikes in general and see beauty and purpose in every bicycle. I’ve owned several very expensive bikes for both street and dirt but the one that I love the most, the one that takes me back to the joy of that long day in the park over 40 years ago, is one that my wife bought for me one Christmas. It’s a simple, single speed cruiser. I stuck a huge basket on the handle bars and use it to run every errand I can make an excuse to do. I just can help but ride around with a big smile on my face!

I’ve always been romanced by the idea of commuting on my bike to work. My career in sales required me to cover scores if not hundreds of miles each day so I was never really a workable solution for me on a consistent basis.

Two Contrasting Examples

While driving around yesterday I saw a fellow cruising home from work. His bike was clearly set up, perfectly set up, for commuting. He rode in a
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