Wednesday, November 24, 2010


As a cyclist... I have so much to be thankful for!

I'm thankful for excellent health.

I'm thankful for the mild weather I enjoy on so many days of every year.

I'm thankful for a sweeeet, reliable, problem-free bicycle.

I'm thankful that I live in circumstances that enable me to ride to most of my usual destinations.

I'm thankful that I have the strength - both physical and "strength of will" to pedal to those destinations.

I'm thankful for public servants who keep my pavement in good condition, and who diligently try to enforce safety on our public roadways.

I'm thankful for the large majority of motorists who share the road with me ... who are patient and cooperative, who are paying attention to their driving, who understand and follow traffic laws.

I'm thankful for fellow cyclists who are good ambassadors for transportation cycling ... and who smile and wave back at me.

I'm thankful for the bounties of nature - the sights, the smells, the sounds - that are so freely available to the bike rider.

I'm thankful for my princess of a granddaughter who enjoys (at least so far) bicycle outings with her tired old grandpa.

May I never fail to recognize the great blessings that are mine, or fail to feel and express the appropriate gratitude.

(I've just listed the stuff I'm thankful for as a cyclist. If I expanded the scope, I'd get tired and you'd get bored.)

Happy and safe Thanksgiving to one and all!


Gary said...

Great things to be thankful for. I'll add one - I'm thankful for the Bike Nazi who brings common sense to bike riding in the Treasure Valley.

Scott said...

Amen, Gary. And tailwinds. I'm grateful for tailwinds.

Bikeboy said...

Oh, good gracious! How could I omit TAILWINDS?!!?

Thanks, Scott - "tailwinds" goes to the top of the list!