So I could go on and on about the many reasons I choose to ride a bike–some obvious and some not so much–but these photos explain a lot of it. As many of you know I usually–more often than not–carry a camera with me while riding my bike, and in the evening a tripod as well. It is so easy for me to simply stop and snap a few photos. After a stressful day or evening facing a hot stove, riding a bike and photographing what is directly in front of me–really looking at the natural beauty that s all around us and right in front of us–is in fact a form of therapy for me. Anyhow, I’ll get off my little soapbox now. Click any photo for a larger view.