Photo credit: Dorothy
The feeling of liberation I get every time I cycle is priceless! It helps me tune out of the noise in my head and tune into the melody of nature. I love the mystery of the day’s performance. Would I be enthralled by the wheels crunching gravel or its steady hum over tarmac? Would I be greeted with a chilling breeze or a gentle warmth?
Over the past year though, I have come to realize that this joy of weightlessness is not because of these enchantments. The real reason is that I have learned to give up my need to control and blindly put my trust in another. I cannot tell you what an exhilarating feeling it is to feel completely protected by the caption! As a stoker, all I need to do is pedal, obey, relax, listen and feel.
Every time I cycle now, I am ever grateful for having found the Tandem Club.
Word Count: 154
Flash fiction in response to FFfAW hosted by Priceless Joy.
Captain: The front rider who pedals and steers. Stoker: Rear rider.
Some tidbits on tandem cycling.