After so many rides now (21), people ask me if I can make it through a day without getting on my bike. I’ve chuckled a little any time someone has asked. I’m not that driven. Well, after this week in which I have not ridden, I really miss my bike. What I know is that I feel much better when I do ride. Today I spent 45 minutes on a stationary recumbent bike, and although it was uncomfortable and, well, stationary, I felt great afterward–uplifted, nearly giddy. This winter, when the weather is formidable, I’m going to have remember the feeling I had today, and get my butt back in the saddle.