A Wild Ride

Our youngest daughter is married to a "big kid". She often says she has three boys, one is just way bigger than the other two. This must be Andy’s year for wheels, he got a unicycle for Christmas, and a Harley Davidson in April, a new Tahoe in May and a bicycle built for two..yesterday. Wheels…they make this "big kid" smile.  

Noah was game for a spin with his Dad. I went out to take photographs..Jen was not going to go for a ride..Adam and Far Guy both said "Not today" ..bummer..the excitement of new wheels ..should be shared. Far Guy suggest that I go..what the heck..I was picturing a leisurely ride, and started singing my off key rendition of Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer please..Andrew took over in perfect pitch as he pedaled faster and faster… I’m half crazy…

Gone was the perfect photograph in my head, long billowing skirts, the beautiful flower adorned hat with the flowing ribbons, the breeze playing gently on my face. I was hanging on for dear life..we accelerated to speeds that would have been record setting if we had been in the Tour De France. Trees were flashing by so fast that they became a blur..briefly I thought about the Obit…Area resident, killed when she met a tree..then even worse Just an accident report..Victim was just skinned up over ninety percent of her body, but lives..unfortunately. I should have insisted on a helmet, and RULES before I ventured anywhere with my Son In Law on his Bicycle built for two. He did deliver me back home safe and sound..well safe anyway..

Far Guy said "Wow what a ride..why didn’t you use the brakes?" What brakes..there were none on my handlebars? Think old bike..the brakes are applied by pedaling backwards..I was a kid so long ago I had forgotten:)

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One Response to A Wild Ride

  1. East Side says:

    Hilarious! Andrew would like to invite you to ride the unicycle — and it isn’t a Harley… my gosh we aren’t make of money… it is a Honda otherwise known as a “Hardly” motorcycle.

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