“So why don’t you ride your bike?
It shouldn’t have been that way on a sunny, warm, Sunday Fall morning. Winter’s go very hard for me here in New England with the loss of sunlight. So, I have to remind myself to get out for a little while every day there is good natural light.
It took just a few pedal strokes today to feel alive and connected to the world around me – the joy that cycling bring to me. I just got a new bike this spring for the first time in 25 years, and it is a bike that is fitted to my body.
Riding this new bike is like a dream. I turn the pedals and I seem to glide along, making riding even more fun. I’m glad that I decided to put dual-sided pedals on this bike so that I can hop on and ride with any kind of footwear without stopping to change out the cleated pedals. That made getting out this morning so much easier.
I could see people, smell breakfast cooking, stop and take pictures of this golden day. Northampton was showing its most beautiful autumn self.
Today’s ride was one that put a smile on my face and allowed my shoulders to relax. The gold of the sunshine made everything brighter, more welcoming, more pleasing and satisfying. It was such a joy.