Maybe I am. Maybe not.
Almost every article I have written is about me sharing some pearls of wisdom or giving some advice. So I’ve been thinking that you could give me some advice this time – just leave a comment with your thoughts. Please! x
Here’s the issue:
The kids have (almost) left home. My husband and I are doing all sorts of things that we haven’t done in years or even ever in some cases.
Hey – keep your mind on the straight and narrow please!
My husband has always had a motor bike sitting in the yard getting dusty. Now its been dusted off and some Sundays we go for a ride. We’ve found two other couples that go with us. Each couple takes a turn to plan the route and then feed us afterwards. There’s a lot of fun, banter and excitement as we get closer to the day of the ride.
Now we’ve all purchased new, better bikes (which are all old – er – I mean classic – better use the right term!!)
The problem is – I’m such a nervous passenger.
I close my eyes when we go round a corner. I grip on so tightly I get sore shoulders and arms and my poor husband battles to breathe… which is not such a good idea when he is driving!
Truth be told, I’m quite a nervous passenger in a car too.
I know exactly what the problem is.
It’s because I’m not in control of the wheel.
So I have control issues I’m embarrassed to say.
There were brief moments when we rode on Sunday when I relaxed and enjoyed the scenery. I want more of those – in fact I want to enjoy the whole ride.
I want to know how to lean in when we go round a corner instead of lean the other way – it would almost be a miracle if I could learn to do this!
So I wondered if you could comment and give me some ideas how to relax more on a bike.
How do you accept and relax, in general, when you are not in control?
Share your thoughts…
If everything seems under control,
you’re just not going fast enough.