Pondering Life, On A Mountain Bike

Watching this summer’s Olympic Games inspired me to revisit my mountain biking analogies. Mountain biking is a lot like life: you’re on a ride with many twists, turns and bumps.  If you’re not careful, you’ll go over the handlebars.  But even us Bionic Boomers are up to the challenge.

For clarity, here’s a definition according to Wikipedia :  Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes.  There are several mountain biking categories, including cross-country, trail riding and dirt jumping.  I primarily ride on mountain bike trails and paved and unpaved country back roads.

I expect to fall.  Everybody falls.


As a Domestic Square Peg, I know I’m not a mountain bike expert by any means.  After 6 years I am still trying to get up steep hills without having to walk the bike.  I still struggle to negotiate rocks and tree roots and narrow paths.  I expect to fall.  Everybody falls.  It’s the riders who get back on the bike who reap the rewards.

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