Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Austin, TX
Bikes: '76 Schwinn Paramout (Liberty) and an '89 Paramount (ol' Blue)
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Today, just before going out on a little ride myself, I got a call from my daughter. Seems she and her family had just gotten back from a little ride at the Pea Ridge Militay Park near their home in Arkansas.
As some of your may recall, I took my bike down there on our last visit, and we rode the park. It is a wonderful ride, nice scenery, quiet, good road, and one killer hill! Although I managed to make it up the hill, my daughter, who is new to cycling, had to walk to the top. After making it to the top, I coasted back down and walked with her (I needed the break, this is one steep hill!)
The reason for todays call? My daughter made it to the top of the hill under pedal power! She was so excited about it, and I in turn was very happy for her! I told her that this is one of the many wonderful things about cycling, the things that at one point seem impossible, and before long, you can accomplish!
Oh, yes, and another milestone...my grandson, riding his first real bike, complete with training wheels, made it about 3/4 of the way around the park! What a guy!
In the light of the terrible events of the last week, little highlights like this seem to mean even more!
God Bless America!!