Yesterday I bought a new bike in preparation for my London to Windsor ride in two weeks. Today I took the bike back.
What’s this got to do with ego?
I thought I needed a new bike because my existing one has flat handlebars and only 8 gears. I thought that if I had drop handlebars and 16 gears, I would be taken more seriously as a cyclist.
I was wrong.
I let my ego get in the way of what is right for me. Let’s face it: a) I have a steel rod in my back and b) I’ve had an operation on my shoulder for arthritis, so really I’m not in any position to let my ego rule what’s actually good for me!
So today I fell in love with my old bike all over again. I forgive it for having 8 gears (but let’s face it, I don’t know how to work any more than that anyway!) but praise it for it’s flat handlebars and will just have to get over myself when other cyclists don’t say ‘Good morning’ in as sing-songy way as I do! After all, that’s their ego getting in the way… and sometimes their tight lycra!
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