Yeah for me! I rode my bike today! It wasn’t real fast, but that wasn’t really the point. It was the first time I’ve been back on my bike in a couple of months. I rode 40 miles. And I got to ride with Hartley. He’s training for IMFL; down to the last few weeks for him. It was nice to be out there, give him some company for a bit of his ride…and just BE there!
Yeah for me! I got new shoes. I was really at Outspokin to get some cleats for my old (read: former) shoes, but these were screaming my name from the wall. They were in my size, a real bonus. I put them on and yelled “they fit!”, only to be told they needed to be heat molded to my foot. I was sold. Like butta’, I tell ya’!
And while I’m on the topic of Outspokin…I read on FaceBook that Val and Giant have helped a friend of mine. Gus Ignas is, once again, doing a fundraising bike ride. I know a lot of “us” have done things like this and know how difficult it can be to drum up support. Gus never takes the easy way. This year he is riding from Tampa to Miami to raise money for people living with ovarian cancer, and then will ride from Miami to Key West to support local AIDS charities. Gus is a great guy, rides with all is heart and soul, and is one person who could really use the support! Yeah for Gus! And Yeah for Val and the gang! (side note to Val: I’m changing my nickname for you…)
Gus…charity bike rides…new shoes for me…new bike for him…two happy cyclists…all helped by one great shop. Yeah. Yeah! YEAH!
That’s the balance we call the circle of life!
It seems like I’ve been here before; I can’t remember when. But I have this funny feeling that we’ll all be together again. No straight lines make up my life and all my roads have bends. There’s no clear cut beginning and so far no dead ends. All my life’s a circle…(Harry Chapin)