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Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

Are you a bike enthusiast? May it be because you use it only for transportation, just because you like 'em even if you don't ride or you're super duper fan knowing a hell lot

Please tell me

I'm looking for enthusiasm for bikes and some help is welcome. Thanks.

Please boost so I can reach those bike nerds

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack tagging @distel in on this

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack i would mildly-uneducated enthusiasm for bikes at you but most likely it would turn into lamenting my lack of bike, and a bikes lack of practicality given my current specific situation.

But bikes are great contraptions and i have boosted and hope you will find lots more (more-educated) enthusiasm!

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack hello fellow bike nerd that uses it as my only source of transportation :) not super aware of how it all works but very enthusiastic about bikes!

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack i normally ride my bike as much as i can, weather permitting, for transportation, cause the bus is unnecessary for most of my non-load bearing needs, and expensive, and wheels are so much easier to deal with than feet.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack aw I love my bike! I think how much you enjoy it is very linked to how bike friendly your local culture is. I used to live somewhere very bike friendly and the ease with which I got anywhere without waiting in lines or traffic, and the range and ability to carry all the groceries. I love it! Right now I'm somewhere where it's less friendly but still love getting on a train with my foldable bike and cycle down the coast, smelling the sea 💙

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack oh hello yes I like bikes! I mostly just use it to get around, but I can do basic repairs and wish I could do more.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack For me it's the combination of (in rough order of importance):
* Fun to ride
* Cheap to buy and maintain
* My ability to fix the things that go wrong most often myself, instead of always having to pay a professional
* Some exercise built in to my routine
* Much preferring to be in built environments that are bike dominated and bike scale vs car equivalents
* Low pollution

I'd call myself both a transport and recreational cyclist.

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@jack Maybe not the most up to date on frames and brands, but damned if I'm not a stubborn bike commuter/errand runner/explorer. Only dimensions of my cargo or super long distances keep me from biking for literally everything.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack To answer the CW question, my favorite part is that it forces you to slow down and take in the environment. You'll never really understand the topography of your neighborhood in a powered vehicle. You can't just "slow down" and see what shops are around you or just pop in to browse with a car. Errands need to be planned so you can do it all in one go rather than take multiple trips.

Plus no frustration due to being too focused on keeping going.

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@jack I'm a bike nerd of sorts :). Love me some pretty vintage bikes.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack because they are affordable and fun and stylish and they're always super customized for the person riding them. and they mean freedom!

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack I love bikes! Bikes are so fun - I love how if you don't ride for awhile you forget how fun it is and then you get back up there and it's so freaking cool.

I love how accessible cycling is - you can have fun on a shitty old cheap bike and you can have fun if you're 3 or if you're 70. You can trike or recumbent. People who are broke can sometimes get donated bikes for free and there are groups that rehab broken bikes to give away.

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack I like bikes because they are hella fun to ride. There are justifications for them beyond that, but I don’t need any

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@jack

it’s the most mechanical/energy efficient machine of all time. plus, it’s cultural precedes that of cars, is rooted in the working class, and played a role in
advancing women’s freedom of movement and dress.

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@jack I think bikes kick ass

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@jack I pretty much feel more at home on a bike than I do walking.

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@jack Hey I'm like a big bike nerd you found me.
Gear ratios? got you.
Sprocket cassette vs Cogs? got you.
Rolling resistance? I got you.
Cheapest place to get a good bike in any city? I got you
need help building a bike... you get the idea...

Why are bike so cool? Boost plz 

@jack they’re fun number one. They don’t pollute. Riding them has health benefits. You never sit in traffic.

The biggest downside is, I’m afraid of being hit by a car when on one.

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@jack bike nerd here 👽️

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