For various reasons, I have chosen to ride my bicycle to work many days this year. (One of my coworkers rides his every day rain or shine; but I digress. ) My coworkers are always shocked when they see me on the bicycle. What is so shocking about that? I am staying close enough to my place of employment (a school) that it is indeed feasible. Is it because they would never dare do it themselves? Is it because I am less than fit and they didn’t think I could make it that far on a bicycle much less own one? Or is it because I generally have a quiet and introverted personality and they’ve never gotten to know me well enough to know that I love to cycle? I’m not competitive by any means but I do love my bike. Long and leisurely rides are characteristic of my journeys. It’s good exercise and it saves money.
Oh, kids are so good at stating the obvious. A student shouted at me this morning, “You’re riding a bike!” Gotta love ’em!