I got into cycling, because of the guys I work with. Initially I found it odd that they use bicycles to commute. Especially in this city, where drivers are mad, not to mention the erratic matatu drivers. But after sometime, I began to think it was cool. While I was walking to the bus stop to pick a mat (public transport vehicle), these guys would just whoosh-by on their way home, and would definitely get there before I did.
It’s how I commute now. It’s such fun. Once you get the bug, you just want to do more of it. Over the weekends I try to do a long ride to the outskirts of the city. I love these rides – the fresh air, scenic roads, and sparse traffic and you can go really fast – get to use the hard gears.