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Neil and His Bicycle - A Drama in One Incredible Act.
I intended to go hiking today, but I took a "road less traveled":
(Gold's Gym, Royersford. A fat chess historian is lifting. He sees a
gym member exit and hop on his bike.)
Neil: Hey, where'd you get the bike?
Gym member: A place called Bikesport in Trappe. See ya! (He pedals
Neil: Hmm. Trappe isn't that far from here. I could stop on the way to
Valley Forge Park, spend a few minutes, and then go hiking.
(The scene shifts uneasily to Bikesport in Trappe. All the employees
are young enough to be The Historian's children. He approaches one of
Neil: Could you help me, please? I haven't ridden a bicycle since I was
ten, and that was a 15 dollar Huffy. I understand bikes may have
improved over the past three decades. I'd just like to spend a couple
of minutes looking, and I'm not ready to buy yet.
Neil: Do these things still come with baskets in the front?
(She shows The Historian a few bikes. Two and a half hours go by.)
Neil: I really like this Trek Navigator 3.0. It seems stable, and the
seat is nearly as wide as my own. I'm not ready to buy yet, but I'll be
back in a few months.
Employee: We have a sale ending today, and financing is available.
Neil: Financing? A sale? (A smile crosses his face.) Let's ride!
Neil, the Hik, err, Biking Historian
Mate, you'll never look back, I rate buying my bike a real turning
point in the whole weight loss journey. It will take a while to build
confidence & fitness but once you do you'll wonder how you ever lived
As they say in the classics, its just like riding a bike!
I got the bike. Bikesport was having their holiday open house, but
despite that, the staff spent a great deal of time with me going over
the operation of the gears, the brakes, etc. Peter was especially
helpful, and walked me through a few minutes of balancing practice in
the parking lot. I managed to pedal a few feet without losing balance
or control. I need a lot of practice, but I'm going to be OK, I think.
I can ride!
Pictures are coming soon, once I find someone with a digital camera.
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