My Legs are Always Pedaling


Cycling 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.


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5 Responses to “ My Legs are Always Pedaling ”

  1. Tracy Wilkins on June 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I’m a spinner…always pedaling, always moving until I just run out of energy.

  2. Joel Phillips on June 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I am totally diggin’ your vibe here. With my mindset focused on where I need to be and what I have to do, I am riding all out baby, beast mode! I also like cruising mode, I will coast, pop wheelies, dilly dally about, you know…really check out my environment. I also like to just sit and look at my bicycle, reflect on the memories of where we have ridden and get excited about what we’ve yet to explore! When I am in cruise mode I will notice things I’ve overlooked as I ride in areas where I’ve ridden in beast mode. I always like attacking hills! I may not be the swiftest, and what I lack in speed I more than make up for in determination. I’ve learned to LOVE the sweat stinging my eyes and feeling like someone using my legs to torture information out of me as I grind out miles, just as much as I LOVE letting rip down a single-track trail that sharpens the senses and whitens the knuckles. A balance between work and play almost…say, wasn’t it Einstein that said, “Life is like riding a bicycle, you have to keep moving to maintain balance>”?

    Good stuff my friend, and as our friend Ian say’s…”Keep the rubber side down”? I’ll add, when the wheels meet the ground! PEACE!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on June 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Perfect….your pedaling moves just like your life mood. I guess that goes for me as well, but the majority of time I’m spinning full out.

  3. h4x354x0r on June 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I’m either pedaling as hard as I can, or laying on the brakes. Coasting, taking it easy… yes I do it sometimes, but it’s rare.

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