I’m not really a bike person. Which is to say, I don’t know much about them. In the past I intermittently scoped out Craigslist and did my best to read up on different kinds of bikes because I eventually wanted to get one, but it kind of left me paralyzed in terms of decision making. I even had a nightmare about riding a shoddy bike on a rough patch of road where I got a punctured tire and catapulted into a pile of mud.
Naturally, I now own a couple sets of hex keys, a helmet, and the second hand bicycle I walked by the weekend before last.
Sometimes pushing an idea through to fruition despite being not quite ready does a body good. While I highly recommend doing your research in order to optimize your chances for success, forcing a decision in order to create some forward momentum in your life can lead to interesting results…I started this blog! I have short hair! I’ve been to Canada!
I also accidentally re-attached the front wheel of my bike backwards because I didn’t know what a shift brake was. Never fear, 50 yards down the road I realized something was off kilter–and Google and I old friends. Figured that one out 😉
This is actually me practicing letting go of my desire for some unspecified level of preparedness prior to taking on new opportunities.
Not that I intend to dive blindly into impulse driven shopping sprees–the goal is to hone my cost-benefit analyses skills. I’ll spare you the spreadsheet I made that lists the pros and cons of this particular adventure, but I’m proud that I’ve already gone on a five mile bike ride and made it back home in one piece!