Inspired by the 'When did you become' thread, why do you ride?
Talking with various folk on internet forums, it is evident that there are numerous reasons why we all ride. One chap I follow on another forum appears to ride primarily for fitness and chases climbs, whereas climbs for me are a means to an end.
Thinking about it, I love big days out. Proper hard scenic mountainous rides with a good dose of fun chucked in for good measure, followed up with a beer and a disection of the ride with friends.
There are other reasons but I could go to the gym for that.
So why do you ride?