Adventure, exploration, challenge..... a few of the reasons that I ride my bike. I rode around the mountain and got caught in the dark on the way home. I turned the lights off periodically and rode by the light of the moon.
Magical, mysterious, imagination running wild. Too wild. Need to tame that, take a deep breathe and enjoy the way the moon makes dark shadows on the pavement.
Pushing the limits, reaching new heights, rewarded with the satisfaction of accomplishing something that I didn't know I could do.