Paintball? What does paintball have to do with commuting by bike? Well, you need quick reflexes to dodge a paintball coming at you at 200mph and it gets your survival instincts going. That’s something that I have learned as a bike commuter. As I ride thru the urban jungle that it’s Los Angeles, I have to dodge pedestrians and wrong-way bike riders, plan a route of escape or a plan of attack when I approach a group of shady people on the river trail and ‘ride for cover’ when I see a car driver that is not too sympathetic to bike riders.
So in a way, bike commuting IS sort of related to playing paintball.