A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness. — James E. Starrs.
Truth be told, I never engaged myself in riding a bicycle during my childhood. I’ve always been a pussy back then. When I was seven, whenever I saw one of my cousins or playmates riding a ‘bike’, I can still recall that I felt envious because of a pedaling-machine. In retrospect, a kid like my age; an idiot, tried riding it alone. I know, I was that dumb! Maybe my face looked like this: A scowl entered my face, creased eyebrows, mouth hanging open, and a startled look. (Yeah, they might have seen me at my worst sight. Hah!) Worse, I can’t even manage the proportions and…a scream erupted from my throat.
Suddenly, the bicycle rolled to a halt because of my tightened grip on the break—placed in front of the handle.
Moving on, after eons…haha. (Five years to be exact. Estimation: I’m turning twelve that time), I had one of those arguments with my conscience, whether should I ride it again or not? Guess who won? My inner goddess. My spiritual half. My…wolf. Waytago, Jay. Too much movies. Too much proficiency in drinking information out from being engrossed with a book. Too much lunacy had gotten into your brain. Que horror, moi!
Anyhow, I told myself to face my fear of riding a bike. And eventually, I got the hang of it. I’m now a prolific in that particular field: riding, pedaling a bicycle.
Also, a bicycle ride is a flight from sadness. This quote simply brought the true essence of riding a bike— And that it is, pouring everything out from that fast ride. Having fun. Racing with other kids. Being carefree.
“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” -Greg LeMond.
In all honesty, life is like a ride on a bike. It never gets easier, you just go faster. It means that whatever you’re working at means something to you because you’re thinking about it enough to find a way to get better at it. It means you’re trying. Always remember: The harder it is, the better it is for you.
I don’t know why I decided to talk about all that right now, but I guess the shocking news this morning made me think about it again.