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Ride Like a Kid

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My next door neighbor kid stops by every once in awhile to see if I want to play. It’s kind of endearing that a 7 year old thinks it’s great to play with someone north of 40. She is a delightful person. Last weekend she got a new bike & couldn’t wait to show me. At about 11 o’clock Sunday afternoon there was a knock at my door. There stood Lexi with her new bike wanting for me to ride around the neighborhood with her. I had about a million things to get done & didn’t really feel up to it. But, I put all of those things aside & out we went on a biking adventure. For the next two hours we rode around the neighborhood & I saw things I’ve never noticed before. We laughed & had a great time.

That afternoon took me back to when I got my first bike. It was a used purple Schwinn from the local bike shop. I rode that thing everywhere & never took notice to how far I went or how fast I rode. Sunday afternoon made me realize that sometimes I get so wrapped up into distance, speed, and calorie burn that I lose why I’m on that bike in the first place. And, it took a 7 year old to teach me... to ride like a kid.
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  • BILL60
    What a super little "Crumb-Snatcher". I certainly hope that her parents give her the attention that she deserves.
    2297 days ago
    Kids tend to do things just because they enjoy it instead of because they should or what they'll get from it. They go for long bike rides, walks and just play without thinking about how far or how long they've been going
    2297 days ago
    Fantastic--when you give you receive!
    2297 days ago
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