Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fair weather rider rides again

We went riding today, but first I had to have my battery charged up. Jimmy rolled my bike out and when I tried to start it I could tell that the battery was weak so I didn't want to completely kill the battery so I asked Jimmy if he wouldn't please connect the battery charger to my battery for a little while.

It was a beautiful day and only required a sweatshirt when we left and as the day progressed it got even warmer. It was a perfect day and I wish all days were as nice as this one was today. It was very enjoyable so I rode a little longer than I usually do on my first trip out after winter. Jimmy rides all through winter, but I don't...I'm a fair weather rider.

As my family knows, I make up all kinds of excuses as to why I can't ride. It's either too cold, too windy or my back hurts or I'm tired...when really I'm just too scared even though I love it. I can't explain my fear. So when I asked Jimmy to charge up my battery he thought it was another one of my excuses. I have an initial fear of my first ride each spring, but once I take the plunge and ride, I'm fine and wonder why I'm so hesitant in the first place. Well today I over came my fear once again, so now I'm alright.

4 comments:

scott said...

well, well, well...another one under the belt.
glad you got to ride and got over those first ride gitters.
sharon will be tickled and i bet was happy.
now practice up so we can "ALL" ride a little this year. LOL:)

Tomas Dennis said...

It was a nice day to be out yesterday. Spring is here emotionally.

sharon said...

yeah I'm proud of you.Kiss kiss love you

Susie said...

Glad you were able to enjoy a spring day riding :)