Monday, November 3, 2008

SCOOTIE-POOTIN: A Friend in Need, A Friend Indeed!

Up and at'em again today with my painful but improving inflamed siatic nerve. It was a good ride. I rode for a couple blocks right through the downtown area. No Sweat. I feel more secure on this trike than I ever did on a bike.

I learned again today. Using one of two sets of new bike tools my son Todd had me buy, I adjusted the head rest to fit me perfectly. It had been too low. With my neck now nestled comfortably in the curved padded rest I commenced to pedal. The immediate vibration, even on a relatively smooth surface, shook up all three of my brain cells. I learned that the head rest is for resting your head when you are not moving, like in reclining for a nap in the shade with your feet locked into the pedals and your head laid back. I'm learning!

But, this blog is about a friend-in-deed. My blog quality suffers from a lack of pictures. I'll correct that soon. I've had messages and emails wishing to see a picture of me on my trike. As I rode by a local print shop today, a family owned business of my friend Cindy, I parked the trike and went inside. When Cindy, and OSU Grad, saw me with my helmet and bike clothes she enthusiasticaly grabbed a camera and headed for the door. She was so excited about the trike that it excited me. Of course I excite easily. UMMM She said she would email the pictures she took of me reclining on the recumbent so I could add them to my blog. BB Mom and all the rest of you who have requested pictures, watch Cindy come through for me. Now, if I can just figure out how to put an email picture on the blog. UMMM Again!

This trike is such a novelity that dogs bark and people shout at me as I pass. Mostly, I don't understand them and just smile and wave back. One guy, sitting on the stoop with his wife, however, shouted "where's your remote? I'm sure you've got a TV there someplace". Fun!

Okay, Cindy, where's the picture?

A favorite Irish Blessing of mine says: "Sure and now may the hand of a friend always be near you and may your family always cheer you". Thats my wish for you today.

God Bless!

3 comments:

bbmom said...

To Walt (tell it like it is) Pierce. You go Walt. And i am still waiting for that pic and maybe a hug. :) Love, Nan

David said...

FRIENDS is what it's all about;) if you have the time check out my fund raiser page www.active.com/donate/rideataxia
/davidhenry Thanks!

cindy520 said...

OK, Walt, I've sent the pictures, so now onto the challenge of inserting them into the blog :) Perhaps a good project for one of the upcoming rainy days!