A few notes on biking…
1. When you notice a horse stables to your left and recall fondly learning to post on a trotting horse, do not be afraid to use that same technique on your bike when you hit a bumpy road. Okay, really you just want to lift yourself out of the bicycle seat and remain elevated throughout the duration of the less-than-butter-smooth road surface.
2. I was a horrible biker from the start. At age four, it took my mom far too many runs next to me to get myself remotely confident on two wheels. I was thinking about this when I took off on an 18 mile hill based ride that took me up Joaquin Miller Road and through Redwood Regional Park. And then…I got this video of my favorite kid on the planet, Mason:
Amazing to think that in 20 years, he very well could be doing triathlon. Or at least, despite whatever else changes in him and around him, he’ll always know how to ride a bike.