Back in the Saddle

Natalie got back into cycling Friday and loved it.  Do we sense a comfortable, new bike in her future.

Natalie got back into cycling Friday and loved it. Do we sense a comfortable, new bike in her future?

Good news!!!  Natalie got back in the saddle Friday at the start of her physical therapy session in Saint Joseph, Michigan.  Granted, she was riding a stationary trainer, but she peddled for a good eight minutes without pain.  Her therapist said that bodes well, and he said she can begin looking for a bicycle to replace the road bike she sold almost a month ago because it was simply not properly configured for comfortable riding.  Alert readers will recall that I lead the charge a few weeks back when I traded in my road bike, Malcolm, for a Giant Simple Three that I promptly dubbed, Red.  Red and I have been riding up a storm and even on calm days, and Natalie wants a complete report every time I return from a ride on Red.  “You’re going to love riding on an upright bike,” I tell her, each and every time.  And, as a friend observed today when I showed off Red, “You’re like a 12-year-old kid on the first day of summer vacation.”  Oh yeah, and then some, Natalie Dear.  Your day is coming, and you just keep doing what the therapist tells you to do, and your shoulder and back will be ready for some riding adventures with your hubby on a pair of Giant Simple Threes.  And I know you’ll come up with a great name for your new bike, one worthy of your new, comfortable station in cycling.

As Jimmy Cliff would sing: "I can see clearly now; the rain is gone."  This was out on East Road 'round about 2:30 p.m. in Chikaming Township, Michigan.

Natalie, I am counting the days until you and your new bike are by my side out on the backroads of our beloved Berrien County, Michigan.


About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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2 Responses to Back in the Saddle

  1. Anonymous says:

    Did you get a good deal on a trade in? I have a very nice road bike, but prefer upright.
    So happy for Natalie!

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