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Why I Love To Ride Long Distances...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Just came across this wonderful piece from NPR / The Oatmeal:

'Why This Compulsion To Run Long Distances?' A Runner's Beautiful Confession

Now although I am NOT a runner, I could relate to SO MUCH of what he shared so creatively, but from a cycling point of view!

When I ride:

"Demons are forgotten

Krakens are slain,

and Blerches are silenced."


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RECREATING_ME 8/28/2013 11:30PM

    I love The Oatmeal! His commentary is always spot on.

For me, the exercise I completely lose myself in is strength training. Haven't been able to find a way to do it to my liking since I had to drop my Y membership, though. Need to work more on a solution...

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HIPPICHICK1 8/28/2013 9:33AM


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GREENGENES 8/27/2013 11:44AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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BILL60 8/27/2013 9:12AM

    Very nice!!

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2013 6:45PM

    Really liked this link AND I very much enjoyed the MCC jasmine song too . . . you are surrounding yourself with good stuff and sharing it, thanks!

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_VALEO_ 8/26/2013 6:29PM

    Really enjoyed your link! Though I am no runner... or biker either.

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PATRICIAAK 8/26/2013 4:38PM


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GIRANIMAL 8/26/2013 12:52PM

    I emoticon it! I just wish I had more time to ride somewhere that is NOT the city, or a guarded inner-city sanctuary like one of our bigger, lovelier parks. In one of my old neighborhoods (across town) I used to looooooove riding through this enormous, gorgeous park at around 5:30 a.m. -- and that was back before I'd lost a pound and was in the worst physical shape and state of my life! But at near dawn in a beautiful setting with no one around but the squirrels, the birds and the homeless folks still asleep on their benches, those were also some of the best mornings of my life. It indeed gave me clarity, which I greatly needed then.

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L*I*T*A* 8/26/2013 11:38AM

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DAISYBELL6 8/26/2013 10:29AM

    I'm out there slayin' with you!

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VALERIEMAHA 8/26/2013 9:59AM

    I've loved that piece for a long while. Seems like I might have even sent it to you...but who knows with this Swiss Cheese brain'o mine!
P.S. And your misty, mystical desktop?

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