Trend of the year,
Say it with a poem:
Ode to January 2013
Problems affecting you this new year already?
or maybe they followed you in from the old...
Insurance big wigs won't cover a claim,
The dog ate something that made him sick,
There's a big leak in the kitchen drain,
Maybe your boss is a real live *itch.
These coldest dark nights got your mood way down
when all you can do is crawl in a hole.
Well listen hear we have solid advice
pump up those tires and ride your bike.
problems we promise won't leave on their own
but the cobwebs may clear,
appetite will increase,
stagnated muscles will stretch and engage.
a change of view from your bicycle seat
may improve your mood and community.
Following my own advice,we readied our bicycles early Monday morning, a quest for mental stability.
"We planned to deliver cookies to our Boulder friend
but he was out of town so we ate them instead!"
Bike riding with my brother Ethan is fun. Because of his Multiple Sclerosis (MS) he does require a lot of little snacks throughout the day. People afflicted with MS find that daily activity is more difficult for their bodies to accomplish so they tire easily. My brother has found that he needs to consume small amounts of energy throughout the day.
We stop every hour for;
|Chai on the Rivendell Break|
a sandwich break,
a cookie and apple break.
I find joy in this type of bicycle riding
meaning lots of stops, observations, and cookies
make for an enjoyable time.
I strongly endorse unplugging for a few hours to just ride your bike. Perhaps the problems that await us back home won't seem so looming when we return or perhaps we will have renewed strength so solve daily events with grace.
Equipment recommended for all day rides, available at Urbanistic Tea and Bike Shop!Saddle bag for the required snacks
platform pedals to allow you to dismount easily when a bakery is in sight
front rack to strap on a loaf bread from the local bakery
natural cork handlebar wrap is super comfy
and last but not least a dependable, tuned bicycle.