"i would argue that actually runners are those who really take in the pace of life. who run long; who experience the elements; who know the roads; and who really feel the terrain of the ground on which they run, and without any buffers making their experience more “comfortable”. in fact, safety and comfort do not seem to be part of the language of running.
i suppose i speak of this in contrast to the car, with all of its shock absorbers and air conditioning that mask any element that may seem to intrude on the comfort of the rider.
and i suppose what i have learned is that there are those that value such a ride, and…that i am not one of them."