Biking Clears My Head

How biking to work made me a better thinker

My bike path

Wild Animals and Crazy People

I tried to keep my biking habit (addiction, really) a secret, but it wasn’t long before it leaked out. Then everyone had something to say. I remember two specific conversations. One gentleman, a city employee, struck up a casual dialogue with me, then abruptly changed the subject.

Structured Thinking

It’s not hard to bike. One leg goes up, the other goes down. Repeat, repeat, repeat. After a few weeks, I’d memorized the trail, so I could let my mind wander, or consider a specific issue. And I did plenty of both.

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