Happiness is getting back on the bike for my first ride of 2023, on the first day of the Lunar New Year. :)
I never thought I would utter these words, but I've missed cycling, over the month-long break from it due to travels and un-bike-friendly weather when I returned.
Thanks to this unusual rainy weather too, I had to settle for a much shorter (by distance as well as duration) ride just in the hood, squeezed in between showers that morning.
Not a big deal though - truth be told, I was also slightly apprehensive but majorly relieved that I actually finally understood the saying, "It's like riding a bike", hahaha. That was something I never related to, seeing that I never figured out how to ride, so it never made sense.
But as I climbed onto the bike and kicked off, the muscles just knew what to do, and that still-new-but-familiar joy and pleasure and exhilarating feeling of freedom came flooding back. Wheee. So fun!
It was a short 45-minute ride, just enough to refresh the techniques I had picked up last year, and remember crucial details like turning on the front and back lights. :p
Now to wait for the weather gods to bless my next ride, hopefully before this lunar new year ends!
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