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mikedufty wrote:I reckon one of the reasons cycling is less stressful is the lack of traffic issues though, which might change once enough people catch on, like in SE asia where a motorcycle doesn't let you avoid the traffic jams, it just lets you participate in the motorcycle traffic jam inbetween the car ones.
Great article, thanks. I think it's the lack of impact of traffic congestion and the endorphins and destressors associated with physical exercise. Combine all that and we're better off..Oh, and also a 30-60min bicycle commute probably applies more to people living closer to work than from the outer suburbs to the city, so less caught up in the traffic anyway.
I know even before cycling I am MUCH more bearable commuting by motorcycle than car. Less exercise, more options to get throught the traffic like a pushy.
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I think I'm only stressed off my bike..... eitherway, I'm either due for a career change or a much longer ride to work.
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If you download the original paper (e.g. here) and read it, you'll find that they don't actually define what they mean by 'commuting'. My reading (and I may of course be wrong) is that they're using commute = travel to work time.
There's certainly no analysis along the lines of driving to work is worse for you than walking/cycling, as they say in the ecovelo post.
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I've worked very hard to achieve this level of mediocrity.
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It also helps me keep fit, eat almost as much as I want guilt free and saves me $20 to $30 a day on fuel cost.
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I haven't ridden my bike for a week for various reasons.
In that week, i have successfully managed to rack up about $3000 worth of car damage which wouldn't have happened did i ride my bike to work that day.
I am also generally lethargic and irritable. I have trouble being comfortable sitting/lying down. I'm constantly tired and when I drive wherever i have to go, I'm bored and unattentive (hence the car damage). Riding a motorbike is a bit better, but it's still less visceral than the bicycle. I haven't done any of my hobbies either; i would normally constantly be doing something had I been riding my bike 6/7 days a week, but i have taken to watching tv or etc.
However tomorrow I get to ride my bike. It's going to be a good day
I'm pretty sure that's all from not riding my bike... if not, maybe i'm just getting depression...
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