Itâ€™s funny - talk to most people who donâ€™t ride, and theyâ€™re convinced that itâ€™s basically a death sentence in fairly short order. They're wrong, but it got me thinking about why I choose to ride. And of course there are other reasons to ride, like parking for $100 a year, right next to my building at work, vs parking for $100 a month half a km away and having to circle for half an hour to find a spot. And like filling up with fuel for $15. But one reason I havenâ€™t heard talked about all that much is that it converts the meaning of commuting. If you commute in the car, itâ€™s something youâ€™re doing for the sole purpose of getting to work. That means that that time belongs to your boss, because youâ€™re doing it only in order to work. But when we commute on the bike, the ride belongs to us. Heck, we ride on the weekend, for fun, because we enjoy it. So the ride to work is something we do for its own sake, for our own enjoyment. So we have reclaimed that time for ourselves.