[bike memories]

[bike memories]

Wind messing my hair, swooshing past my ears, making me feel as if I am about to fly…

I rode a bicycle today – something I haven’t done in a couple of years (to my deep disappointment).

To say that I was excited when I mounted on that bike today is to say nothing. I was exhilarated, a wide grin stretching from ear to ear. I rode with anyone who wanted to ride (there were two bikes available) and simply by myself. I suspected that I will have to pay for riding later because my knees are still not up for a lot of physical exertion, but I just couldn’t give up the opportunity. (Vicks’ VapoRub is doing magic to my knees right now as I write.)

As I rode, the memories flooded my mind.

The memories of summers when I would get off the bicycle only to eat / sleep / swim and play lotto with my grandma. The memories of a happy childhood when I enjoyed life to the fullest.

I am not saying I don’t enjoy life these days, but I do miss my family. And random things like bike rides or even the smell of cows evoke the thoughts of happy moments we’ve shared over the years.

Riding a bike takes knowing how to balance. That’s what I’ve been trying to do lately – balance and not fall over one of the sides. Seems like there are always sides these days wherever you look. Knowing how to balance is a useful thing.

I’m glad that my friend Tonya did talk me into going to our friends’ house. Fresh air, bright sunshine, bikes, good company, and a couple of hours of simple one-on-one talk time were just what was needed.

  • Now you have an idea why I like it so well. Although I WEAR A HELMET SO WIND CANNOT WHIP THROUGH MY HAIR (although I have none anyway). 🙂 As for the knees, make sure the seat is high enough so that your knees don't stay bent. When your foot is at the bottom of the pedal, your knee should have a slight bend in it. You should be able to drop a fob on a string from your kneecap to the middle of your foot/pedal. Don' t understand? Call. 812.821.1752. LOL
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    • Oh, trust me, when I read about you riding your bike, I know the feeling SO well… (Wish we could go for a ride together sometime – d'you think there will be bikes in Heaven?) I didn't wear a helmet this time… never did, actually. I know the thing about the height of the seat but that won't really help my knees – I'm not supposed to ride a bike at all… *looking down*

      Thanks for stopping by, Cyclebrother 😀

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