Because it makes me feel strong and powerful unlike anything or any person ever has. Because I love conquering a hill, knowing that at the top there is most likely a slope to allow me to coast or at the very least, a plateau to give me back my breath. Because I can speed: sometimes I am speeding away from the past. From people that have hurt me and the people I have hurt. Sometimes I am speeding toward the future. Toward hope and the promise of something new. But always the views of the moment are unlike any I have experienced before. Because it makes me feel alive.