... I know you are an inanimate object, but sometimes I like to think you can hear me. So I wanted to write you this love letter as a sign of my appreciation. It's Valentines Day, after all.
You make me happier than I ever thought I could be
Before I met you I walked around begrudgingly. I stared at the ground, paid too much money for the bus and came into close proximity with other people's bodily smells.
Then I met you. You took me outside – even in the wind and rain – and showed me how wonderful going to work could be.
You've taught me new skills
Before we met, I had no idea what a derailleur was. Now I have no problem fixing you and keeping you looking your best. Of course, I'd still love you if you were a rust-bucket. But I care too much to let that happen.
You've made me a better person
I'm healthier, physically and mentally. Together, we've made me more awesome, mainly in the thigh department. And for that, I'm eternally grateful.
When I give you a little saddle pat...
... it's because I want to show you the level of my affection. Perhaps, yes, it's a little weird.
But if I didn't do the saddle pat, I'd probably try and make out with you. .
You've taken me places I never thought I'd see
Whether it's another murky English beach, or the undulant landscapes of central Europe, you've given me experiences I never expected to have. Next up: South America, Africa, Asia... we'll have a romantic time, you and me.
And you helped me have human relationships too
In addition to bond we share, you've helped me form other friendships with cool people that ride bikes all the time.
You've also enlightened me to just how hot cyclists are. Thank you, bicycle. You've done great things.
... know that you are totally irreplaceable.
Unless they make you in carbon now.