Before and after riding the 200K this past weekend, I’ve had a number of people asking me the reason “Why?”
I sometimes answer their question with a question:
Of course, any of these questions are then followed up with something similar to “Yeah, but biking is hard…”
“So is anything else that is physically demanding like backpacking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, etc…”
To truly answer the question as to “Why?” I have some easy canned answers that usually suffice and keep the conversation short:
What I really love about my circle of friends, close and by association, is that none of them ask me “Why?”, they usually say “Awesome!”
I hope to hear more “Awesome” than “Why” in the future.