I had to ride my bike (my Valenbisi bike, that is) home in the rain last night. I’m not complaining, at least I was wearing a raincoat. Sometimes it’s a little annoying when I have to ride in the rain and I arrive somewhere a little wet (and really annoying if I’m soaked). Sometimes—but not often—I feel tired and I don’t exactly relish a long haul across town on a bike. Having a bicycle as my main means of transportation comes with the occasional annoyance but for the most part I love it. I seriously think to myself, “Yippee, I get to ride my bike!” I really do let out a cheer. I love bike riding and almost everything that comes along with it: fresh air, exercise, great scenery, and it’s just plain fun!
The irritations that I avoid by not having a car are almost too numerous to list. As I was riding home in the rain last night I witnessed two drivers fighting over a parking spot like two hyenas growling over a rotted wildebeest carcass—something I’m never forced to do.