101 reasons to love cycling in London #9 - more free time

Time is the scarcest commodity in all our lives - it's why we have incidents of road rage; not because someone cuts up a driver but because they slow the driver down and use up their time.

And so it is that we find ourselves in the entirely post-modern situation of hurrying home by car in order to have enough time to go to the gym (in all probability to use machines that replicate the motions of 'walking' and 'cycling')

Here's an idea - cycle home instead of driving or using public transport and you'll be getting enough exercise for you not to have to go to the gym, and you'll have the time you would have spent at the gym to yourself.

Having more time on your hands?  It's another happy reason to love cycling in London!


WestfieldWanderer said...

One of my favourite quotations came from American broadcaster, Bill Nye: "Bicycling is part of the future. It has to be. There's something seriously wrong with a society that drives a car to the gym".
A most astute observation.
Especially from one of our "colonial cousins".

Mark said...

Couln't have put it better myself!

Although I always find it odd that our American friends use 'bicycling' as an adjective - just sounds odd to me - you are a cyclist on a bicycle in my house.