People who opt to ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or scooter are often quite passionate about their transportation. Making the decision to give up on driving a car and choosing an alternative mode of transportation is a deliberate action. Ask anyone who has done this and they’ll be sure to have an interesting back story as to why.
Every year at a cathedral in New York City, bicyclists, scooter riders, and even children with wagons gather to have their wheels blessed. For many, the occasion marks the start of the riding season and gives them a sense of peace and safety as they once again take to the streets. And those streets can be mean, especially in New York City.
But these bike and scooter enthusiasts claim that their way of riding is the only way to truly experience the city and that it’s akin to a spiritual experience for them. For some of these riders, cars are the enemy and they would never go back to using the gas guzzling monsters. Other riders are less fervent about hating cars, but still say they would never give up their wheels. The riding experience surpasses any other means of transportation.Tags: outdoor exercise, scooter riding, spiritual riding