Optimism

 

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I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season.

For the past three years, I have been a member of the Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club. I have mostly enjoyed the camaraderie of the group rides.  Last year, due to a clotted artery, I stopped cycling after a few weeks, thinking it was a muscle pull and that I needed time to rest and recover.  I was wrong.  By the time everything was diagnosed, the cycling season had come to an end.

I did manage to end the year on a high note and make it to Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam to cycle across the three countries.  It wasn’t pain free, but somehow I managed.  Since then, I have improved my circulation and while I do not expect it to be pain free, I am hoping to at least ride in the C group this year.

So, today, in that spirit of optimism, I signed up for the Newmarket Eagles again. I don’t really know when I will have the chance to ride, but I hope it will be in the near future.  Of course, I had better start pedalling the stationary bike.

 

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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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4 Responses to Optimism

  1. Heide says:

    Yay, Anthony! I’m so happy to hear you’re feeling optimistic about the biking season ahead. Go, Newmarket Eagles! 🙂

  2. Hunida says:

    What?! That’s incredibly awesome that you cycled across Vietnam, Thailand, & Cambodia! I’m Cambodian but have never visited the country!

  3. I understand about slowing down. But we keep trying to get back on the horse and do what we can. Best wishes for a great season!

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