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At last April 2, 2008

Filed under: happiness,life,Nature,road biking — onarete @ 7:39 pm

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When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.  ~H.G. Wells
 

Those chains that come with the real world have been dragging me down.  Long hours at work, big life decisions, things I would rather not deal with.  Between responsbilitily and the weather I was starting to worry I might never ride my bike again.  The stars aligned last night though, and I hurried off to get in a ride.

Overdressed for the (rare) nice weather, I felt sweat run down my neck.  Wonderous.  Too many hours of spin class as of late left my legs feeling tight.  The longer I spun, the more relaxed they become.  The more relaxed I became.  As the sun dropped low in the sky, I rode faster, pushed harder, wanted to go just a little farther.  Life came back into focus; the static disapeared.  Passerby smiled and slowed, happy to delay their return home.  Just as the last light slipped beyond the horizon, I reached the parking lot.  A final revolution of the pedals, and I was free.

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