I can’t explain how great I feel when I’m on my bike! I love the feeling of the climb, the power I have behind each strike, the speed I gain while soaring down the hills, the balance while leaning into the curves, the BURNING in my a$$ and my thighs, the cold air in my lungs, and the cold wind on my face! (Gosh that sounds as good as sex!)
I guess one could say I have a love affair with my bike. I feel so refreshed when I’m done. I feel so free and grounded when I ride. But this last ride, I felt some thing new and different- I became nervous about how vulnerable I was. I was on a dirt road out near our water reservoir which happens to be a very desolate and isolating location. I began to question my ability to defend myself, if need be. I began to think about what my options would be if I was in need of help.
I would like to think I’m safe when I’m out for a walk, run or ride, but the truth is you just never know. It triggered a thought for me; should I start to carry an item for self-defense, just in case I needed to protect myself?
I am always alone when I ride, I inform my husband of where I am headed. But this past ride, I also got confused on the course, and my imagination got the worst of me. I would like to think I am strong enough to defend or care for myself, however, I have done nothing to protect myself.
Do you carry protection?
What is your method of protection?
How do you play it safe?
ALWAYS USE PROTECTION they say, but I don’t know- what should I use?