Biking Is The New Driving.

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Me, biking my way through California!

Last week, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

The trip is nothing new for me; I jump between the two cities several times each year. But this journey was different. Instead of a 55-minute flight, I completed the 545 mile, 7-day trek on a road bike.

Each year, more than 2,000 cyclists and hundreds of volunteers participate in the AIDS LifeCycle. This year, I was honored to participate in the event (which raised more than $16 million for the cause) to film an upcoming video for my YouTube channel.

As someone who never bikes, a few things were immediately apparent:

  • Bike seats are designed by the devil; my ass is still sore – and not in that good way
  • Butt butter is a very awesome thing
  • Being on a bike seems to make everything a little bit more beautiful

Think of your last trip through an airport. It probably wasn’t particularly enjoyable. Or think about the last time you got on a highway, or drove through some traffic. Compare that to the freedom and solitude of being on a bike, riding your way through nature.

happiness_chartBeyond enjoying nature, burning more calories (we burned 3,500+ calories per day) or moving more, biking has another benefit. Research shows that bikers and walkers enjoy their trips more than drivers. When it comes to biking and walking, 67% of people enjoy their trip; that number drops to 58% for drivers.

Of course, biking has its limitations. Driving and flying can obviously be more practical, and most people aren’t going to bike for 545 miles. But there are plenty of situations in all of our lives where we can trade four wheels for two… or, in some instances, just use our own two feet. Sure, it may take a little more time… but it’s worth the tradeoff.

Do you enjoy biking? Let me know in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. good for you Davey – lmk if you want to keep riding in LA; once we get you hooked up with some biking shoes and pedals, you’re set!! i am a training ride leader for the ride.

  2. i loved that you did that ride. i had never heard of it before and it totally inspired me. i started going to cycling classes at the gym since i don’t have a bike up but that is in the works.

  3. Jake Roden says:

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