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Yellow Lights

“If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.” –  Joseph Addison

Yellow lights – the sign of caution. That critical moment when you determine whether you stay or go for it. I’ve thought alot about yellow lights the past 24 hours.

On the way back from an 18 mile bike ride with friends, Jeanne and I were riding back home (we live about a mile a part). I was in front approaching a green light. It changed yellow. To make sure I didn’t take any risks, I stopped. This time caution didn’t work in our favor. Jeanne was able to stop in time but not get her feet out of the pedal cages. I turned and watched her fall to the ground, hard. I could feel it, of course, not as much as she did and does.

I’ve thought about how it could have been prevented. I could have gone for it. I should have told her I was stopping. And the post-analysis continues.

Not really sure of the lesson other than to get back on the bike again. Hopefully Jeanne will too. May take a few weeks though and a mattress duct taped around her to soften the blow. Jeanne – here’s to our Tour de France moment. I only wish it was me that hit the cement. You’re one tough chick!

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  1. naturedar #

    Ugh, how I can empathize with both of you. Can just imagine the dread you felt, too. Don’t blame yourself! Even if you had told Jeanne you were going to stop, she still might have gone for it. Maybe it’s best to altogether stop taking chances riding through a yellow, since bikers are so vulnerable. And yes, for sure she had better get back on as soon as she can, so that experience doesn’t take over. I took English riding lessons way back, which included jumping over short fences. Some horses thought it was funny if they stopped and dug in just before the fence, and we’d go flying. We had to learn to say “dag nab it” and climb back on. Those who didn’t were too afraid to ever ride again

    July 23, 2012

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