I’m on the run today, so my apologies for not offering a full update this morning.
But I didn’t want to let the week pass without offering this thought about the health benefits of bicycling from Michael Eisenberg.
Glad to hear your wife is recovering. I had a heart incident a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve taken up cycling, including commuting 30 miles round trip every day, and weekend rides like today’s 70 miler. I’ve lost 64 lbs, lowered my blood pressure to the point that I no longer take BP medications, lowered my blood sugar to normal numbers even after discontinuing diabetes medication, and improved my cholesterol numbers to well within normal too. Keep preaching.
There are lots of reasons to ride.
But whether you’re riding for fun, exercise, transportation or any other reason, you’re saving your own life with every pedal stroke you take.
And that’s a good thing.
One other quick note.
Today is the last working day for a lot of people before Christmas. And that means a lot of office parties, and people getting off work early and starting their holiday celebrations on the way home.
So if you’re riding any time after noon today, ride defensively. And assume every driver you meet on the road has been drinking.