Biking and Spirituality

The "dashboard" of the mule, circa late January 2009

I have often found bicycling more than just a mode of transport from point-A to point-B. Nor is it simply a way to conserve gas money, get exercise, and save the planet...for me bicycling can actually be a meditative and spiritual practice. When I'm in traffic in a vehicle I, like many, often find myself frustrated and angry. When I'm on a bike life takes on a different pace...things are more relaxed, calmer...simpler.

I, of course, am not the only one who feels this here, here, here, here, and here.