“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to” – Dr. K.K. Doty
After a few weeks wobbling about on my saddle, pedalling my way home, I learned quite a few things. Seeing as we all know that gypsies carry with them some sort of magical what-not and supposed wisdom, I thought I might share some of my “pedalations” with you:
(Take it all with a pinch of salt or, if you’re a sweet tooth, add some sugar).
Just because there is a very good bicycle lane in your path does not mean that it is headed in your direction.
If you don’t actually climb on your bike and pedal, you don’t actually go anywhere.
Two pedals are better than one.
When life gets too tough, take it down a gear.
The view at the top is always better if you have struggled to get there.
No matter which way you turn, the wind will always be in your face. Push through it.
Don’t use the breaks too much, it wears them out and before you know it, you won’t have any.
Flat tyres and breakdowns always happen for a reason. Sometimes they need to slow you down. Sometimes you need to learn to ask for help. Sometimes you just need to be in a certain place at a certain time to meet somebody or see something.
Singing in the rain doesn’t make it stop, but it does make the pedalling that much more pleasurable.
If you are out of balance, you will fall over.
There are many roads leading to your destination. The easiest one is not always the right one. The most difficult is not always the wrong one. But the clay one is definitely not a good option in the rain.
Google is not always right.
Everything tastes better if you cycle 100km before eating it.
It is okay to change plans, routes, and even destinations.
Follow your guts, but don’t follow your senses of direction.
You can make it up every hill if you just keep pedalling and don’t think about it too much.
Praying for others is a great distraction from the small worries in your own life.
A chain without grease is like a human who hasn’t yet had their morning coffee.
Mud washes off and showers are that much better when you are really dirty.
People will laugh at you, but that is okay, the world needs more laughter!
Underwear is overrated.
Take risks, you will survive. And if you don’t, you won’t be around to regret them.
Make the most of every day no matter how cold or wet it is!!!