Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving.
– Albert Einstein.
I bought a bike a few days ago.
I’ve been talkin’ smack for weeks (months) about getting a bike.
I’m beyond excited.
Grove Street Bicycles was really helpful. M, the salesperson who helped me saw my look of confusion and walked me through the basics. I was able to trust but verify my findings with the assistance of my Dad. He’s one of those guys who masters sports with uncanny ease.
There isn’t a sport he hasn’t tried, but cycling has been stuck with him for the long haul. His tips were invaluable.
M measured me, asked questions about me and bike goals. After a lesson about proper mounts, dismounts and stops I was off for a test ride.
Aw shucks….. Memories whooshed by as I pedaled.
Instantly, I was transported to the 70s cruising down the street with a wide grin like a dog hanging out the side of a car window.
This bike was fast- but solid. I changed gears…
In another moment it was 1988 and I was with my high school best friend, making a 12 mile ride from home to New Hope, PA. Even back then it was a cool artsy town.
I had to have this bike.
Despite being a yogi, I’m still a not so secret fan of instant gratification. Show me a bike shop, I’ll show you an Oneika who wants to walk out with one on the same day.
It doesn’t work like this- who knew?
But I will be picking it up this week!
Cruising from classes and to clients should be a breeze. And zipping to the green markets? Forget it! Stoked.
I have a feeling the town will seem different on a bike.
Just like lots of things these days.