What perspective does cycling afford that you can't otherwise get?
There's a sense of liberation. You hear more, you smell more.
I get to go to wonderful places. There's also something anarchic about it. You're passing through. In cycling, we talk about flying. "We were flying along." Truly, I go quite fast. I've clocked 96km/h before. With a big nor'wester up your arse, you can go.
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