I returned to biking years ago when I decided to bike commute to the office. I had been casual biking for years, usually on a bike path with the family.
What motivates you to get out on your bike? Do you commute to work or school? Do errands? Go to restaurants or bars? Ride to arts events? Ride to the grocery store? Ride with friends? Bike recreationally? Do you go on bike tours? I do all of the above except commute to work. My latest tour was the Erie Canal for a week with one of my sons. I ride in as many casual group rides as possible. I also bring my video camera to document the ride.
Biking is an integral part of my life. Whenever I run into a friend or acquaintance, the first question I am always asked is, “did you bike here.” More often than not the answer is yes. Economically? I not only track all my riding, I also track automobile mileage. During the spring, summer and fall, my average is around 100 miles a month driving. There is an asterisk however. Being a soccer fan who loves road trips, I do not count my miles to Gillette or other stadiums. If and when I can no longer bike, I would have to live with that like I have done with other things I loved. Play soccer, tennis, run road races etc.
What is the next thing you want to do with your bike? I no longer at 70, plan very much in advance. I am known as amidnightrider.com if your interested.