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Sunday, June 28, 2009
I want to ride my bicycle!
As I write these lines, my legs are burning and I'm sweating like a pig. This was all caused by one great ride, how sweet it is! Recent events in my life has made me evaluate what I really want out of it. Riding my bikes every chance I get has been one of them.
I've realized that in the last three years, you have been witness to my building a fleet of 6 bikes that I love riding with each one having a specific purpose. Only problem is, I haven't been riding them all that much. Shame on me!
I've been riding a lot in the past few months and rediscovering the joys of getting around on 19th Century technology and the pace of those times. It's incredible what you see when you take the time to enjoy the experience and you are not in a rush to go anywhere. I also make it a point to take a different route every time. Just today I came across a great bunch of folks who were giving a free music concert along the railroad tracks. No chance of this happening while driving along in the car.
Riding a bike is freedom for me, no insurance, no plates, nos gas and you can go pretty much anywhere you want. Mind you it's not all roses all the time. Rain and flats being two of the most annoying pitfalls of bicycling in my opinion. Both happened to me one night 2 weeks ago at the same time in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully I was prepared and all went well.
Where am I going with all of this? Nowhere, just wanted to share the experience and maybe kick myself in the butt to get you guys some more how-to articles in the next couple of days. I guess I needed to get my groove back on and turning some pedals helped.
Until next time, ride safe and Godspeed.