One thing cycling has done for me is to slow me down. I appreciate where I am and those around me more. I never feel rushed even when hammering down a hill. And, I don’t get frustrated when cycling around the city the way I do when driving. Parking is never a problem. Stop lights do not slow me down. They are sometimes even welcomed. You’ll never hear me say “I’m stuck in traffic”. Road rage? What’s that? I exercise more, eat less (and better), sleep more soundly and enjoy everything and everyone around me. I am more open to others and listen to my inner voice more. It is remarkable how your priorities change when you listen to yourself. I am better focused and much more energetic. There is no better antidote for depression than a daily ride around Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The ride gets my endorphins flowing.