August 10, 2014: Downhill Full Speed Ahead

 

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This isn’t me, but I just wanted to show something that captured the idea of speed. If you haven’t been on your bike in a while, you should get out on it now.

On my early evening bike ride I managed to chug around the neighbourhood.  I explored streets I had never been down, including quite a number of parks.  My town is certainly very green.  The weather was perfect, neither too hot nor too cold.  I was glad for the chance to burn off some calories.

I shared the time with many people out walking their dogs.  This included couples as well as one very attractive woman in green–who I admit I managed to circle past a few times.  To do so, I had to repeatedly climb some hills.  This was great for the cardio, leg muscles, and hopefully for the caloric burn.  While it did not  result in a date, or a restraining order, it did give rise to Today’s Perfect Moment.

Once the lung burn subsided, I got to go down those long inclines I climbed.  On one of them, I found a fantastic piece of road.  It was flat and smooth, and without stop signs for quite a long stretch.  I blasted down them, wind blowing on my scalp, speed increasing without pedaling.  The wheels made that clicking sound that is the bicycle version of the engine revving.  This was such a great feeling.  It was truly fantastic.  It was perfect.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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