It may be transportation, exercise, or a reason to live, but bicycling is not a “hobby”.
However, the following are:
- collecting bikes
- tracking miles
- recording your speed on various devices
- scouring online classifieds for more bikes
- writing about bikes
- singing about bikes
- converting people to recumbents
- reading bike forums
- researching the fascinating history of your bike(s)
- buying and selling used bikes
- planning geowriting routes
- collecting bike tools
- arguing about bikes
Glad to clear that up.
2 thoughts on “Bicycling is not a “Hobby””
habit, hobby, ech! Still gets ya to the same place.
I rode a Lightning P-38 recumbent from 1989 to about 2009, but since then I’ve been mostly on the 1983 Peugeot Course. I’d like to revive the 1985 Raleigh Kodiak, which I rode from Kentucky to California, for its low gears and my old knees, but it’s stuck in Maine and I’m in Texas. I’ve been accused of riding for a hobby, but not by any friends. It’s more a part of my personality, especially after the transcontinental ride, and the ride from D.C. to Lexington KY in ’87.