For any errand or meeting people that is in the vicinity of my home, say 4-5 km, I tend to take the cycle, and this has made life much easier in the age of the vanishing parking spots, increasing petrol prices, decreasing health and increasing health costs.
On the other side of cycling, I already did a 55 km cycling ride to Sarjapur town and back with a couple of best friends. Never thought that a sport could bring us closer together.
Bottom line : Getting out of the four walls and away from the three screens is a good thing. Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the place around you. Bangalore has changed so much and I have realized that I have started to notice more things when I’m cycling, because you’re not zooming fast and because a bit of physical effort will cool down your hyperactive email/sms-hungry senses to be peaceful enough to listen and observe.