It’s not always about speed. I like cycling fast. Testing myself on longer, steeper climbs. Finding the straightest line down a winding, mountain descent. But it’s not always about speed.
This week I made a trip to the local dump to empty the truck of 8 bags of yard trimmings. On the way out, look what I discovered. Two old, coaster bikes in remarkably good shape. I put them on the rack (the rack usually reserved for Chas and Lou), and brought them back to the cottage. After a good cleaning, and 2 new tubes, they were ready for a ride.
Surprisingly, they are easy to pedal (at least on the flat), and fun. They coast. My son and I spent an hour touring the quiet cottage roads, exploring hidden trails along the way. Trails Chas, Lou, and I didn’t know existed.
Sometimes, it’s good to slow down.