I can do this now.

…whenever I get bored or a little out of sorts, as long as the weather allows and my chores are done. It doesn’t cost a penny in gasoline, and as long as I don’t fall down I always feel better afterward. I’ve even accumulated Dorky Grandpa accoutrements like a floppy rearview mirror, high-viz shirt, padded gloves and one of those goofy-looking ventilated helmets, and I’m extremely not the slightest bit self-conscious about it.

I still get a kick out of the thing.

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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.
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8 Responses to I can do this now.

  1. DL says:

    If I were to put a caption on that photo it would be …”Freedom”. Well done fellow Hermit!

  2. Zelda says:

    Can you generate some income by using your experiences to sell bikes? Might be worth your time to contact the company and ask.

  3. TK421a says:

    Nice Joel, real nice. It’s good that you use the “dorky” gear. That whole “getting hit by someone who didn’t see you” thing just sucks.

  4. Benjamin says:

    For extra dorky points I have my mirror attached to orange tinted safety glasses that go over my prescription glasses. The handlebar mirror I tried shook around too much and having one inches away from my terrible eyes helps.

  5. Zack says:

    Needs rifle scabbard. Definitely. With Winchester 94. Yep.

  6. matismf says:

    And a doggie perch on the back.

  7. Spud says:

    If I lived where you do…even I might get back on a two wheeler.
    Last time I rode one resulted in a shattered pelvis and three crushed vertebra. Along with almost cutting my left foot off above the ankle breaking both tibia and fibula in the process. Thankfully the surgeon was able to patch my leg back together and save it !

    That was five years ago…still not brave enuff to ride a bike lol

  8. Joel says:

    That sort of thing does tend to put a damper on the old enthusiasm, yeah. Been there, done just about exactly that. Turns out you never 100% recover, alas.

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