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why carol bikes

August 12, 2010

I recently came across this wonderful short video of cyclist Carol Duong in Portland. Not only does she seem to have the same Nutcase helmet as me, but she also echos my sentiments on the joys and the rewards of cycling. Rock on, Carol!

Why do YOU bike?

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  1. August 12, 2010 13:46

    Like Carol,biking gives me a feeling of freedom and independence…just as it did when I was a kid. Additionally I love the breeze in my face, as I notice so much more of the world than in a car. Riding my bike makes me SMILE!

  2. August 12, 2010 18:15

    Many of the same reasons :)

  3. August 12, 2010 20:34

    I bike for so many fun reasons: It’s faster than public transit, it’s cheaper than anything else, it’s making my legs more fit, it’s fun and exciting and I’ve gotten to know New York City better by being “in it” in this more intimate way.

  4. steve permalink
    August 12, 2010 21:29

    A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market,riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?”

    The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!”

    The teacher praised the student, saying, “You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do.”

    The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path.”

    The teacher commended the student, “Your eyes are open and you see the world.”

    The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant, nam myoho renge kyo.”

    The teacher gave praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”

    The fourth student answered, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings.”

    The teacher was pleased and said, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”

    The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.”

    The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, “I am your disciple.”

  5. steve permalink
    August 13, 2010 09:30

    I ran across this while reading about bicycles on the Internet. Never saw it credited to any one particular source.


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