Bike commuting to ease stress? We wish.

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bike commutingI mean, we really do.  But to a recent Treehugger article advocating commuting by bicycle as a form of stress-relieving exercise, many bike commuters (me included) responded with warnings about the seriously stressful rides they endure to get to work and back.

Though the responses at the Treehugger site were light, the responses on Treehugger’s Facebook page were more illuminating.  Riders complained about anti-bike car drivers, bad roads, lack of bike lanes or road-sharing arrangements, and lack of office clean-up facilities (or just plain hard weather) as highly-stressful biking realities.  Continue reading