The choice is simple in this line of work... excercise or die!
I choose bike riding & walking... an amiable mix. It accomadates both excercise, scenery and utility in doing errands. And it's heaven to get out of the studio after being trapped all day long pushing around pencils, erasers and wacoms.
First I go down a big hill and a mile along this bike trail...
Then go up a big hill to arrive at this fountain reminiscent of Rome... where I meditate on all of life's travails.
The outlook is classic. Faux Elizabethan mixed with an english country church. Is that Notre Dame in the distance?
A little political strife livens up the forum...
And a final bit of relaxation in a sequestered courtyard... so that's why I like my bike ride.
Nothing quite so nice as the wind in one's face, zipping along at speed, getting along somewhere.
The best way to get errands done too... getting all the frustrations of driving out by zipping
through red lights, cutting corners, sneaking up on sidewalks, going the wrong way on streets,
and generally being a rule-breaking-traffic guerilla.
It's the ideal form of excercise, since it's so much fun it requires little in the way of will power.