My inspiration for this one was pretty simple: Riding a bike reduces stress. It is much more pleasant to ride a bike than it is to drive a car or take some other form of transportation. Even on more stressful rides, I sometimes feel as though nothing can shake my good mood as long as I’m pedaling away. And riding a bike forces you to stay in the present moment, too. While pedaling, you’re disconnected from the internet and your phone (well, you’re supposed to be anyway). You go slower and have more time to appreciate the scenery, if you aren’t being harassed by anyone else on the road. Or most simply, you aremoving your body because if you don’t, you stop moving.
So this is my way of trying to capture that. How, sometimes when I am pedaling myself around, it feels like I have activated a force field that keeps happiness in, and stress out.