Hi readers. Thanks for coming by for a read.
I’m sure those nurses down at physical therapy intend the best. I’ve no doubt when they hector me about the settings on those machines they only have my best interest at heart. But I still try to cheat and occasionally succeed, steal a few MPH, or a couple of minutes than they said was okay. But my time’s running out with them anyway.
I’ve got to find some other exercize, might buy a membership at the new community center here, though it’s a tight squeeze in the dollars department. And yesterday Jeanne’s son, Mike, was over, said he had a Raleigh mountain bike sitting over there not being used.
So I briefly borrowed the one he was riding, took it up the block to the blind school, or deaf school, whatever, and back. Just a block, and I was breathing hard, but not too hard when I returned. Defibrillator didn’t kick me in the chest. And I didn’t fall off the damned thing.
So I’m going to borrow that bike from him if he’ll loan it to me. Begin riding it around Olathe, Georgia, Kansas, whereever this place is, dodging automobiles, shaking my fist at drivers who want to share a piece of the road. Shouting threats and curses.
There are plenty of places I might be able to go to in this town that I was reluctant to try to walk because I run out of steam after a block or two. But a bicycle! A hotdiggedydamn Raleigh bicycle with about 90 gears on it, that’s a different herd of sheep entirely.
Gonna be a man about town. A man to be reckoned with.