Thursday, February 19, 2009

All the Right Moves

I was following another rider while riding home yesterday. At first I didn’t make too much of it. I stayed back about a hundred feet or so. Very quickly, though, I realized that this rider really knew what she was doing. Every move she made was spot on – positioning on the road, awareness of surroundings, steady speed and pedaling, etc… basically, perfect urban riding technique. I was amazed. Many of the riders out there are total kooks in their approach to riding safely along with traffic. But this rider was really a joy to follow. It was like following a shadow of myself on a personalized training ride along my familiar route. I followed her for about a mile before our routes diverged. Ride on… safely…

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