My Legs are Always Pedaling
The other day my Family was driving and thought they saw me riding towards them on my bike. Being that there aren’t a whole lot of short, white road cyclists on this island….it’s pretty hard to miss me. But then my daughter told my wife, “that can’t be dad, he’s always pedaling”….and the person they saw was coasting.
Yep, that’s me. I’m definitely a spinner, and once I get on my bike I very rarely stop pedaling as fast as I can. Even though I am not training for any races or events, every time I get on my bike it’s as if I am. Always pushing. Always pedaling.
I recently competed in the team relay of the Grenada Triathlon….that’s where the above photo comes from. Although I ride five times a week…every week, this was the first time most people have watched me cycling. The comments afterwards were very flattering. My favorite was, “I’ve heard you live on your bike, now I can tell you do”.
I actually think that pedaling style can be a metaphor for the way you approach life. This thought just came to me while pondering this post on my ride today. Think about it.
Are you a grinder, spinner, or coaster? Maybe you’re a cyclist who goes out just for fun. Let me know what kind of cyclist you’d consider yourself to be…..then let me know if you feel it’s comparative to the way you live your life. Interesting stuff.