It's never too late to ride your bike

I saw this wonderful news item, about an 84 year old woman who has been riding a 150 mile charity ride for Multiple Sclerosis, every year for the last 26 years.

She rides in a dress and high heels, on a single speed bike with upright bars and a basket. She's slow, but she finishes.

My favorite quote from the piece:

"I have the most pressure out of anyone on the tour," Sim adds jokingly. "I know I can't quit, because my grandmother's behind me somewhere!"

To ride a bike, even for long distances, you don't need the right bike, the right clothes and equipment, or ideal fitness. Mainly, you need to want to do it.

1 comment:

  1. Exactly, good post. There are few valid reasons not to bike more often. There are lots of reasons to give the car a rest. Waiting for the perfect circumstances (right weather, right bike, right biking partner, right route) is basically saying that you do not want to ride.