On a lighter note........

I have always enjoyed riding a bicycle. My friend and I were discussing recently that we never saw our parents ride a bicycle. It was a vehicle designed for children or men in parades or professional racers and entertainers. We were glad of heart on a recent run where we saw many people who were well past retirement age. I swear that I saw a few guys who were over the age of seventy five!
It would seem that injury and fear of pain kept me off my two wheeled enjoyment for more years than I should count. Last year I threw caution to the wind and began to push my limit to the limit. It was painful and lung breaking. There were times that I thought that I could not endure. But a pending divorce has it's gifts. A devil may care attitude spattered with specks of wisdom had me push on: never too much - never too lenient.
By summer's end I was at the top end of what I like to call my "fighting weight". Not the result of some unhealthy body image, the result of knowing what is healthy for me. I was riding the challenge hills. I began to have a fairly good range of motion. I glided into the winter season fully expecting to ride all winter indoors. It did not happen. I gained my winter weight. My muscles tightened like a wrung out dish rag.
I'm happy to say that today I made it up "my wimpy hill" for the second day in a row. I'm sure that you would have no problem with it but that is you. I cannot afford the distraction of looking either to the right or to the left  making  comparisons. This is my hill. My struggle. My challenge.
Go you! Go me!

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baroness radon said…
Last time I was actively riding , up hills, I would just tell myself each day, one more guard rail...and eventually I could just zip up the hill.

A few years ago I was riding with my son (he saw his mother ride) and I bounced off a curb and onto the bar of the fram and sustained a horrible...no other way to put it...vulval hematoma. Well, I was a little drunk. (Would have been worse for a guy, I think.) I haven't been on a bike since.

Thank me for sharing...

What's with this?...every time I visit, you have a different look/identity.