In comparing my life to riding a bike, I find that at any given time I am pedaling, coasting, steering, changing gears, breaking or crashing. Lately, I have been doing a lot of pedaling (or back-pedaling), changing gears and breaking. I have also come pretty close to crashing!
The kind of bike you are riding in life is very important. I prefer riding a cruiser bike, like the one pictured here. They are more comfortable, and that makes a big difference if you are going for a very long ride…which seems to be the case most of the time for me. However, if you find yourself off-roading, it makes more sense to be equipped with a sturdy mountain bike. Often I forget this step, which results in a very sore back side.
In any case, having a destination is the key element in actually getting anywhere in life. Oh, but you must pay attention along the way. An occasional deviation from the main road could lead to a nice adventure, but you could also find yourself in a ditch. As long as you get back on the main trail at some point, you’ll be fine.
So, where are you going? What bike will you be riding?