I had to drive the car today, which kind of sucked because I really would have preferred to be on my bike. I needed to let off a litttle (okay, actually a lot) of steam. Have you ever had one other those days when you just want to throw in the towel, let out a "I give up" scream, and get on your bike and just keep going? And going? And going? And going? Today was one of those days. One of the reasons I love riding my bike is the sense of peace, freedom and competence that I experience when I'm on it. On my bicycle, I can do anything. I can envision the possibilities and make them happen. Nothing is holding me back. I got shut down pretty badly today so I could have used a little bit of that mojo and really wished I opted for the stress relieving benefits of my Dahon over the time-saving convenience (yes, the car really was the quicker of the two) of the Element. I save time but lost peace of mind. I really should have known better.