Friday, May 16, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - "Sore/Soar"

An apt prompt for this week, because I’ve been going on long bicycle rides with my husband and my cousin after a very, very, VERY long time… and “sore” is the best description for my tender sit-down areas. Riding over the cobbled little up-and-down streets of Shrewsbury town centre isn’t conducive to the comfort of certain parts of the anatomy that come in percussive contact with the bicycle seat!

But (no pun intended, really) the upside of toiling up inclines is the ride down, when you can “soar” or glide all the way… although I admit I’ve not come to the point of closing my eyes and spreading my arms wide while doing that, a la Meg Ryan in some movie the name of which I cant quite remember. (City of Angels, was it?) Did she actually really do that gliding-down-feeling-the-wind-in-her-face scene herself, y’think? If yes, she’s a way more confident cyclist than I’ll ever be!

8 comments:

Inconsequential said...

:)

At least you can ride now...

I enjoyed the learning story, iced tea and bumps and bruises...

I hope you've enjoyed your trips out on two wheels, despite the tenderness...

texasblu said...

lol! What a fun read! Esp. the comment about Meg Ryan - I enjoy these glimpses into your life. Thanks for sharing! ;)

Granny Smith said...

Ha! At least you rode up, if somewhat sorely, before you soared down. I remember the opposite: soaring down from our campsite to buy groceries then toiling uphill for what seemed like hours.

I really enjoyed your light-hearted story.

Just someone said...

nice read:)

gautami tripathy said...

I too must try this!

:D

ah, the anticipation

Lilibeth said...

I love your sense of humor and the way you write. This was great reading. Shrewsbury, huh.

Tammie Lee said...

Yes "City of Angels", that was how she died. I love that movie! I agree riding a bike feels close to soaring, something so delightful, I smile and smile. Maybe padded shorts and new padding on the seat!

Wonderful that you are getting out and doing challenging rides!

missalister said...

Haven’t visited here for awhile and find you are ever the consummate humorist! I have a wonderful picture now of you doing the Meg-a-cycle, bumping down a cobblestone hill, arms out, battling a bad case of speed wobbles!