It seems that everyone in the Bay area owns a bicycle. A couple of months ago, I would've scoffed at these people. Too much gear, too heavy, too tight, too spandex. Walking or longboarding just seemed like a much more straightforward experience.
In May, some of the people from the running group convinced me to ride with them. Mind you, my biking experience was limited to a couple of miles in total. I had no idea that what I was signing up for was a 25 mile race.
Surprisingly, I survived. Even more surprising, I didn't want to stop. I was flyingggg!
Two weeks later, the bike I had borrowed became mine. :) I'm still not down with spandex suits, but color me converted.