Ten Things about biking

1. You may not ever forget how to ride a bike, but it sure becomes very difficult to do once you hit forty. My heart, rear end, and thighs may never forgive me. My tummy had fun bouncing along though. "Whee!" it said. Then it asked for a fudgesicle.

2. It is OK to walk the bike up really big hills.

3. And really little hills

4. Biking is surprisingly hard on the wrists.

5. I like going FAST.

6. Except on really curvy roads. That was scary.

7. Getting on the bike and getting going is really embarrassing when one is a traditionally built lady (Mma Ramotswe quote for all you Ladies No. 1 Detective fans out there).

8. Although Mma Ramotswe would probably never get on a bike. And she would never be embarrassed about her size.

9. All this talk of Mma Ramotswe reminds me of some quotes from the books. Want to read one?

10. OK.
From Morality for Beautiful Girls (pp 214-215) by Alexander McCall Smith
"She [Mma Ramotswe] was a traditionally built lady, after all, and she did not have to worry about dress size, unlike those poor neurotic people who were always looking in mirrors and thinking they were too big. What was too big anyway? Who was to tell another person what size they should be? It was a form of dictatorship, by the thin, and she was not having any of it. If these thin people became any more insistent, then the more generously sized people would just have to sit on them. Yes, that would teach them! Hah!"


froggybaby said…
How did a blog about biking turn into a blog about Mma Ramotswe? She is one of my favorite characters, don't get me wrong, but the lines are difficult to draw. Still, enjoyed what you had to say. I enjoy cruising around the neighborhood on my big bike - it is a white beach cruiser with a basket on the back. I look really cool.
That's the beauty of Ten Things. You never know where you're going to go with it!

Bike basket=cool