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Monday, December 28, 2009

Merry Bike Existence

This blog has never been about the details my personal life and never will be. That said, I do have to admit that this Christmas has been one of the most interesting ones ever. If you are a friend or a member of my family and are thinking "oh crap, he's writing about me", rest easy. There have been several kooky aspects to this season and you're just one of them.

I was sitting on my porch, sipping a drink and mulling over all the stuff that has happened this Christmas, when my eyes settled on my bike.

My bike had all the qualities that Christmas for so many (including me) sometimes lacks; simplicity, strength and purpose all rolled up into a machine that brings peace of mind and even joy. I'm going to ride again soon, if only for the brain calming effects.

Knowing that pretty much everybody who reads this blog rides a bike, I'm gonna use this mid-Christmas season post to wish you all a Merry Bike Existence. Bikes love us all year round. Let's take a moment in this hectic season to love them back. They can feel our good vibes y'know.

Yer Pal,


R A N T W I C K

8 comments:

KaliDurga said...

Hear, hear. I'll be returning my bike's love real soon by giving it a component upgrade. And then it's gonna be like Beethoven's 9th every time we hit the road together :D

Merry Bike Existence to all, and to all a good ride.

Keri said...

Amen.

Merry Bike Existence!

Roll Forward.

Rantwick said...

KaliD - That last sentence was perfect. I wish I had thought of it.

Keri - I don't don't hang with other bike nuts other than here on the blog. Reciprocity in Merry Bike Existence feels very good... thank you and have a super New Year.

cafiend said...

Merry Bike Existence to you, too.

Anonymous said...

It's time to turn on some world junior hockey and tune up all the bikes. The fat bike has enjoyed the snow that finally fell in Old South.

Enjoy the holidays...

Marrock said...

I get that same feeling in my living room since I have a bike rack up against the wall to keep them safe and warm when they're not outside helping me forget the rest of the world exists.

Anonymous said...

Rantwick - part of what makes your blog such a fun and interesting read ARE the personal aspects that you include. C'mon - throw us a bone, and give us at least one 'kooky' holiday story.
Yer pal too,
Chris

Bike Lemming said...

Merry Bike Existence to you as well Rantwick! Sadly my bike has suffered the same fate this winter that the Christmas tree faces all year except for Christmas. Nestled away in storage, getting no love, waiting for its time to shine.

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