Friday, June 18, 2010
I have always had a bicycle
I have not always been a bicyclist.
I have always loved bicycling
I have not always been in to bicycling.
I have always been on a bicycle
I have not always been about a bicycle.
When I reflect I see
were always there.
When I lived in NorCal
the bicycle bug really began to bite,
but I had a bad back
so I headed to Berkeley and bought
We rode a bit together,
sometimes in Marin,
sometimes to The City,
but we never took each other
H and I rode our tandem
and it was a blast.
But it was not until the move
that I knew I would need
Leaving my hyggelig behind
sent me into a tailspin
it took two years to get out of.
And when I had been through the worst
of it, began reaching to pull myself up,
I had the time to find myself.
It is in these darkest times
we strengthen who we are
learn to appreciate each day
and strive to make a better tomorrow.
If I had not fallen from my tippity Cali Top,
and reached my Minnesota bottom,
would biking still have been there for me?
but to what degree?
In the last two years I have ridden
nearly 2500 miles.
I have had a lot of time to think
in my lycra best.
My head is almost where I want it to be,
I have found my zen,
and life has become mine again...