I Want to Ride My Bicycle

With so much time spent behind a desk during our working hours, bookended by commutes to and from our jobs with the interspersed jaunts here and there to the store, our legs don’t get nearly enough use—not that we don’t have every intention of putting them to work. But we have busy lives that sometimes seem to get in the way of our best intentions of getting out and being active, and then there’s the convenience factor. Even one of the simplest forms of exercise—biking—can be an exercise of patience in and of itself, as getting the bike somewhere to hit a bike path isn’t always a straightforward question of rolling it out. Adding to the headache of transporting a bike on the back of the car is the maintenance of keeping gears and chains in shape, making sure the tires are inflated, and the cost of any repairs that need to be made, and that “simple” bike ends up becoming far less simple than you initially thought.