Sunday, October 8, 2017
My Speed Bicycle
I've never had a ten speed bicycle or any kind of speed except my speed but I've mostly always had a bicycle. There were nice trails along the San Antonio river where my daughters and I rode and later John and I rode there. When I was young I always had skinned knees from running along side the bicycle while pushing it and trying to jump on but would fall to the grown. My old bicycle is in pretty good shape in the garage for not being used in several years. Recently I told one of my daughters I'm thinking of riding my bike again for exercise. She said oh no Mom. Paint it a bright color, put a basket of flowers on the handle bars, and park it under the tree in your front yard. I've been trying to rid my yard of yard decorations to make my neighbor who mows my yard happy so that's out I thought. After pondering the subject I thought well at 81 maybe my balance isn't quite as good as it used to be. I'll just park it in the front yard and put a FREE sign on it. Young kids would get a kick out of that, they always stared at me when I still rode it. They would ride up beside me and act like they were going to race with me. Some time I would peddle fast and act like I was going to try to race with them then fall back to my speed. When I open my garage I look at my speed bicycle and so far I haven't been able to put that sign on it even though I don't think I will ever be able to ride it again.