If you’re driving and you pass by something cool, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to pull over or turn around to look at it. Sometimes it’s not even possible to do that, cause you could be on a freeway.
When you’re commuting with a bicycle however, if you see something cool, you could just stop, enjoy the moment and continue riding. You may even realize that a friend of yours is just a mile away and wonder what they’re up to and decide to swing by and say a quick hello, just to show your face, you know?
Bicycling may take longer than driving to get somewhere, but ironically, our perception of time slows way down. There’s something truly spectacular about experiencing the city at 12mph.