Saturday, August 22, 2009

Life Lessons on a Bike

Today we all went on a family bike ride.  Syd is really getting good at riding without her training wheels, which makes the rides SO MUCH MORE enjoyable then they used to be!  As we were riding along the river today, I realized that much of what I was saying to Syd applies to life.  

1. Always keep both hands on the handlebars.
2. Look straight ahead, don't look behind or worry about the next hill. Concentrate on what is right in front of you.
3. Sometimes it is better to coast instead of peddle.
4. Faster is not always better.
5. Wear your helmet, it hurts less when you get knocked down (or run into a pole)!
6. When you fall, get right back up and on the bike.
7. Move over when other bikers want to pass you.
8. Pay attention.
9. Sometimes the wind in your hair is reward enough.
10. Relax, have fun, and stay calm if you feel like you are going to lose control.