Monday, October 24, 2011

Another "I wish I'd ridden my bike" lament

Packed up and ready to go.
I had to drive the car today, which kind of sucked because I really would have preferred to be on my bike.  I needed to let off a litttle (okay, actually a lot) of steam.  Have you ever had one other those days when you just want to throw in the towel, let out a "I give up" scream, and get on your bike and just keep going?  And going?  And going?  And going?  Today was one of those days.  One of the reasons I love riding my bike is the sense of peace, freedom and competence that I experience when I'm on it.   On my bicycle, I can do anything.  I can envision the possibilities and make them happen. Nothing is holding me back.  I got shut down pretty badly today so I could have used a little bit of that mojo and really wished I opted for the stress relieving benefits of my Dahon over the time-saving convenience (yes, the car really was the quicker of the two) of the Element.  I save time but lost peace of mind.  I really should have known better.

6 comments:

My Orange Brompton said...

Really like your blog. I live in London and exclusivley ride a Brompton folding bicycle which I am sure you have heard of.

Cherilyn said...

Here's to bike therapy! My bike is one of the places where I feel fully myself.

SS:Mtn Biker said...

I feel you,I had one of those days almost all year this year,LOL! Hope things smooth out for your peace,beLIEVE me I agree riding brings it (peace).

Enjoying the reading (catching) up on your blog,a good read :)

Steve

She Rides a Bike said...

Orange Bromy and SS, welcome to my blog! Yes, Orange, of course I've heard of the Brompton - my latest bike obsession for some reason. I checked out an orange Brompton at Interbike last month and just fell in love. It looks like the perfect little bike to combine with public transit. I will enjoy reading about your London adventures.

SS: I can only move forward. Time for Plan B. As my Marine dad would recommend - improvise!

Cherilyn, glad to here from you again. I think that the therapeutic aspect for me is that I'm in touch with that part of myself that still dreams, like I did as a child. When I was a therapist I used to hate the term "inner child" so I don't mean it in that way but certain aspect of the adult world can be a little soul crushing. Being on my bike allows me to rise above it.

inspiredcyclist said...

Awwwww Cyberhugs! I, like SS, seem to be having LOTS of those days. And riding does make it better! To better days!

Char said...

Biking is like a massage for your mind and body...it's the best part of my day. :)