I ride to keep my heart in check
and to escape. There is no better way
to escape the reality of adulthood than
to return to childhood on a bicycle.
I just love it.
I ride because I love it (and to not
I hate to lose!
I ride to keep in some sort of shape
(other than all round) and make the
diabetes 1 easier to manage. I also
enjoy getting some fresh air while on
I ride because I am.
—Michael Miller Sr.
Ride for the dreams.
I ride for the future.
I ride because it makes me
Riding makes me feel alive, leaves
my pain behind. While I climb a wall, my
worries stay below.
I ride for release.
I ride to get free T-shirts.
I ride because it makes me feel like a
kid. Fat-biking in the winter is amazing!
You get to ride up and plow down.
I just love to RIDE!
I ride because it feels good physically
and mentally, and because it’s fun!
I ride to fuel my addiction; otherwise,
I would still be on the couch. I dropped
40 pounds in two years because of my
I picked up my first road bike when
I was recovering from a motocross
crash where I had broken both of my
legs, right tib/fib and all the
metatarsals in my left foot. I got a
Giant OCR2 purely for recovery about
five years ago. I never expected to
love road biking as much as I do now.
Being from San Luis Obispo county
made it much more motivating to
ride. Now, five years later, I have
given up racing motocross and rode a
personal record of 9000 miles last
year and have a full-carbon Felt F4.
Between being a full-time college
student and keeping my bike tuned
up, I don’t have too much money for
“extras”—besides my annual RBA
I ride because cycling likely saved
my life. I just had four cardiac stents
put into a clogged major artery.
Because I ride, I had built alternative
feed lines that apparently kept my
blood flowing while the problem was
corrected. As I recover, I am
most looking forward to having
grandchildren, teaching my students
and riding that new carbon bike in
my garage. ■
“I ride to fuel my addiction; otherwise, I would
still be on the couch.”