She is up to two miles at a time now. She just loves her new bicycle. She feels unfortunate about the circumstances that brought her this bike however. A father bought this bike for his Down's syndrome daughter. She really wanted to ride a bicycle like the rest the kids. It didn't work out, her eyesight was not good enough to drive safely.
Tom works the entrance gate to Eagle Point Park. I bicycle through this park a couple of times a week. When Tom sees me coming he stands and waves enthusiastically. Tom loved his bicycling. He has a muscle nerve degenerative disease that has now caused some cracking in the bones of his feet. The doctor says no more bicycling. Tom has told me that he so misses bicycling and he said it was so good for his overall health.
Dave spends a big chunk of his free time bicycling. He can have a tendency to whine about the little things. Dave needs to learn to wake up and smell the roses and be appreciative of all his blessings.
Banged out my 3rd dirt metric century in 4 days, plans are for another one tomorrow. Saw a bunch of other bicyclist, stopped and talked to a few biker friends, we keep it short because the ride is why we are out there. I knew I was in trouble on my out and back route, because 10 miles before my turn around point I could quit pedaling and the wind would slowly keep me moving forward. So the return trip was 7 mph standing on the pedals for that section. Total mule gruel'n. Riding a old bike of mine that last two days just because, I was going to rebuild my Hybrid steel frame bike this weekend and give her a ride, but as usual time ran out, maybe next weekend. I kept a steady pace today, saving a little in my gas tank to finish off my riding plans tomorrow. If I have too, I will resort to my newly discovered secret weapon Cheesy Crackers and Ho Ho's. Yeap I've recently heard that is a standard for fast rides. I will not reveal my sources, but you know who you are. :-)