Saturday, March 14, 2020

bicycle riding is still okay. really.

So we're on lockdown, pretty much all over the world.
This means that we're going to have to put up with each other (if we live with someone else), or with solitude (if we live alone).
It means eating the same old repeat of whatever we were able to stock up on in the last days at Costco.
And it means that we probably shouldn't even travel across town to see family and friends, for at least the next couple of weeks.
So here's one thing we can do (in addition to video chats, watching Netflix and all the other stuff they tell us to do to alleviate the pressure of being cooped up at home).

We can ride.

Now, obviously, we can't ride in tight packs and go all peloton here; the CDC says we really need to keep 3 to 6 feet of space between us and the next person.
So if you think you can handle riding that far away from your companion, go for it and enjoy.
Otherwise, enjoy the beauty of solo rides in your neighborhood, or on the roads outside of town.
Spring is arriving in all her green and floral glory. Birds are changing their migration patterns to reflect the longer days and warming temperatures. And while we can't have friends over for dinner, there's no reason we can't ride to a park, spread a big blanket, sit at the corners and enjoy lunch together.

Go ride your bike. You'll feel better.

1 comment:

Thomas Keenan said...

Be safe. Always liked writing.