Okay, so some of us might be a bit too attached to our bicycles. Outsiders may say this is "inappropriate" or "unnatural." But most cyclists will agree that passionate, all-consuming bicycle love is a fine and glorious thing. Bicycles take us places, physically and metaphysically, we cannot go without them. They move us; they make us dizzy and giddy, exhilarated, and exhausted. All athletes love their sport, but cycling has a fetishistic side to it -- the love of this deceptively simple machine that allows you to silently float, race, climb, glide over the earth. It brings the rush of wind to your ears and the surge of force through your body as you lean into a turn. It brings you to the fields and woods and sun-shine, moving down the open road. Its beauty and charisma are undeniable.Battista, Garth is the author of 'Bicycle Love Stories of Passion, Joy, and Sweat', published 2004 under ISBN 9781891369452 and ISBN 1891369458.