I begrudgingly realized the other day that I was spending a bit too much time behind my laptop. My eyes began to hurt and my legs felt restless. I had the urge to run around in circles or go back in time to when correspondence took place via snail mail.
Well, I finally caved and got a bike instead. A baby blue Lamborghini bike:
I haven’t really ridden since early high school, when my friends and I would bicycle to the pay phones or nearby novelty store on our summer camping trips. I wasn’t sure what kind of bike I had in mind. I don’t know brands other than Schwinn and so I told myself my bike just needed to be sea green and awesome. When I took a seat on a Lamborghini though, I knew it was meant to be.
Afterward I rode about 10 miles on a nearby bike trail, passed an Alice in Wonderland-esque mushroom, took a shower in some brief rains, avoided goose poop and unleashed dogs, and stopped to pick pretty flowers like a little kid.
It was a breezy, carefree adventure and much-needed time spent away from my computer. I’m already looking forward to more adventures.