“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.” – Keanu Reeves
So there they stood. Beckoning. Teasing. Taunting.
What about it big boy? Want to live a little? Are you man enough to ride one of us?
As I sauntered over to these beasts of the road I muttered to myself: “I got this”. I may be an old man but I still got it. Suuuuuure!
I nudged the kickstand up, gripped the handlebar and hit the juice.
The beast, like a bolt of lightning, leapt onto the path like it was fired out of a cannon, with me hanging on. Flashes of women raising the alarm. Kids scurrying out of harm’s way.
The damn thing was on the verge of dragging me to my death or, at the very least, scraping off half my backside.
As bike riders, walkers, and runners scrambled to get out of the path of the impending disaster, somehow I managed to get the beast to stop.
There. Not so bad. And why are these people giving me such strange looks?
With as much dignity as I could muster, I sauntered to my car and left.
Tomorrow is another day. For a nice, easy walk.
“The past always looks better than it was. It’s pleasant because it isn’t here.” – Finely Peter Dunne