Author Topic: The Comfort Crisis  (Read 4798 times)

obstinate

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The Comfort Crisis
« on: August 14, 2023, 07:22:50 PM »
Have to admit, this post touched me. In a few different ways. Indicted for my excessive use of cell phones and electronic distractions. Fascinated by the discussion of rucking. Excellent podcast linked by Pete. Just overall a great post with great vibes.

Kmp2

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Re: The Comfort Crisis
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2023, 03:14:48 PM »
This is one of the reasons my bike commute has changed me so much. Going from the comfort drive of indoor heated garage - > climate controlled car - > parkade at work-I didn't even have to scrape the windows!-to facing the weather on two wheels each day, was a stark difference. It's little effort and discomfort and nature hit all rolled up into one. But most importantly, you really connect with neigbourhoods as you bike through. People on the porch get to know you, you see who's moving in or out, you watch kids growing, you notice things that really need fixing (ok mostly awful bike infrastructure), and you really start to see people. The routes take you at a human speed, through human places. I love it!