Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How I have a lovely day

Wake up

Shower
Dress
Chug coffee
Bundle up
Jump on bike

pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t
pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t

Cruise onto the trail
Take a deep breath
WATCH OUT FOR THE SQUIRREL!
Think, “damn it’s cold”
shift
Ring bell
Nod to runner as I pass

pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t
pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t

turn onto the road
get into bike lane
avoid frozen puddle
shift
nod to other cyclist
bellow that song that’s been in my head since yesterday

pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t
pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t

settle into a rhythm
forget I’m pedaling
shift
enjoy the crisp air on my face
feel my hands warming up
start smiling
daydream

pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t
pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t

arrive downtown
remember to obey traffic laws
wave to the friendly driver at the intersection
balance on my bike at the red light
shift
almost there

pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t
pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal, pedal
c o a s t

park bike
pick underwear out of my butt
lock up
grab stuff
beam, rosy-cheeked to my coworkers (and fellow bike commuters)
GOOD MORNING!


Crina Hoyer 
Program Director

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