It’s time to say ‘Thank You’ to your two wheeled stallion.
November is a tough time for cyclists who live in colder climates. The season has moved on but our bikes are still handy, not fully stored for winter because we just might get that one warm day.
I use this time to give thanks to my trusty steed. I clean her stem to stern, check her tire treads, note the mileage on the computer—if only I had ridden 28 more miles! I make a list of all the things I want to do in the spring: New lights, (wasn’t really happy with the ones I chose last year), chain has another year, tires are good. I’ve been wanting to test out new saddles, and am committing to making that happen next season. All the while, I’m thinking about the joy my bicycle has brought me. The trips down to the lake with incredible views of the Adirondacks, the elation at tackling the steeper climbs—albeit in the granny gear. The health benefits she brings keeping me fit, even if I didn’t drop as many pounds as I had hoped. Then I put her carefully away for winter. Nostalgia prevails, and it’s off to spin classes so I don’t miss a second of ride time come spring!
Here’s to the season to come,