Like most people, I have been riding bikes since I was a child. When I was young, it gave me my first real taste of freedom and that feeling remains with me today. I like the way it takes me to places I would not see any other way. When I was a kid, I could get to the other side of the city, on my own. Now I can get to the other side of the world! It suits my personality; nothing comes for free and you have to work long and hard if you really want it.