On a Bike Again

My first bike ride in nearly a decade
And I head straight for the nearest hill.
My less than fit legs protesting that this is a bad idea,
Each slow push of the pedals only just propelling the bike forward,
One more push,
One more push,
The bike wobbles,
One more push,
And I have reached the top.
Now it is my turn to wobble as I jump off the bike,
My deep breaths coming fast.
I perch on a gate.
As soon as the gasps slow I can feel my heart pumping strong and hard,
And I feel oddly proud that I am the one who brought my heart to life.
And although I can feel my legs already aching tomorrow,
I am only thinking of the fun,
Of the long coast home.
-zu
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6 thoughts on “On a Bike Again

  1. jowenenglish says:

    This is a topic that is close to my heart. “One more push” has definitely been my mantra on more than a few rides, and I’ve been on that end of hoping for a long coast to end a ride! You definitely capture the essence of riding for fun/fitness (as opposed to a trip to the store or the beach)!

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