If you a looking for another answer to the question "Why are you riding?" Here's another good
excuse reason: to count roadkill for science:
A re-post from Adventure Cycling's "Bike Bits":
If you're heading out on a road trip yourself this summer -- or even if you just commute to work by bicycle -- you can help the Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation collect data on roadkill along our highways and byways. Cyclists are obviously ideal participants in such a project, as they see (and smell) much more than do those travelers encased in fast-moving automobiles.
Go to the following link to learn more and to enter data: http://www.adventureandscience.org/roadkill.html