I’m extending an invitation to readers: tell me about your most recent ride. It makes no difference what, where, or how long it was (though you may want to include one or more of those details in your report). Just tell me about the last time you were on your bike. I need some thoughts of elsewhere.
I installed a bike rack on our car this past Saturday so that I’ll be prepared to pick up a new bike when it arrives at the shop in a couple of days. But as I look forward to that day with much excitement and anticipation, I’m also nagged by the awareness that the bike I have already sits neglected in the cold garage going many days at a time without being taken out for ride. I’m feeling somewhat angry and frustrated with myself. There are other factors at work here, each further complicating the others. But rub is that riding my bike has such a beautiful way of keeping so many of those things in check. So why am I not riding it?