Bike riding provides so many great metaphors for life:
focusing our energy on power (the back wheel) or direction (the front wheel);
things you don’t forget how to do;
when you crash, get back on and go;
standing out in the crowd (by riding the coolest bike);
and making things our own (remember putting playing cards on the wheels?).
I was watching some kids riding their new bikes early this morning. All day I’ve had fleeting memories of great lessons I’ve learned on a bike.
What has riding a bike (even a motoriZeD one) taught you about life?
8 thoughts on “Just like riding a bike…”
when I was about 6 or 7, my first bike, my dad ran along behind me applying a steadying hand to keep me upright. He let go without telling me and I was fine, peddling on my own, until I looked back – BAM!! -hit the paved street. Many lessons there, about who to trust and how to remain upright – but most salient is if you are riding along, don’t look back.
“…don’t look back.” LOVE it Carol! thanks so much.
Teaching the lady who worked for us when we were kids, she was old then ,to me , but she loved her “wheel” as she called it …so you are never to old Ride mama ride! We also gave her a bike to ride to the store on ,she was so sweet and a dear lady… Maid as she called herself, but she was always with us as was her daughter -Edna,who now lives in NYC and is trying to be an artist.Makes me smile!
wonderFULL memory, Cathy.
and you’re never too old for ANYTHING – as YOU LIVE every day ~ THANKS!
From my 31 year old Honda 750, I’ve learned…
–Even if you paint the tank a bright, new red, if there’s sill rust inside it’ll never run right;
–If it sits too long without doing anything, it’s hard to get it started;
–When it’s a pretty day and it’s running right, it’s hard to think about anything bad;
–Old bikes are fun, but they’re not people.
looks like there’s a Presbyterian Zen Master up there on RoundTop! WONDERFUL.
Neat bike! Wish I could do that and still ride it. 🙂
it really IS a kewl bike, eh Lisa? found this one while out enjoying Christmas lights.
hope all your riding is healthy and joyFULL.
thanks for connecting!