On the latter page, in the comments to a link to an article on Why Cycling Makes Us Happy, a fellow member with the excellent screen name of Pete Jr Leather said this:
Bicycling, (for Transportation, Sport, or Exercise) is notable for these basic things:
- You get to sit down.
- The scenery changes.
- like all 'technology derived hobbies', it satisfies the 'Human 'need' for gadgets'.
That is next door to perfect. I wish I'd said it.