Bike Naked!

Bike Naked!

2013-10-03 20.44.42Every now and then an opportunity presents itself and demands to be heard . Such was the case a few nights ago when the weather was perfect, the night was pitch-black and the city was amazingly calm and quiet.
My beach cruiser rolled to the door and that was the queue to get moving. Riding past the usual populated areas revealed that most people had already called it an evening; people were few and far between. The occasional fisherman sat along the park lakes under the glare of lanterns which otherwise blinded them to anything else around them.
In the shadow of a ramada and mesquite tree I slid out from beneath my t-shirt and shorts, held them to the handlebar and started peddling into the evening. Gliding along a remote stretch of bike path past a distant condo complex a young couple playing tennis caught the slightest glimpse of movement, squinting as they looked in my direction and gave a friendly wave as the realized it was bicyclist passing nearby. I waved back and they continued their match.
Onward I rode, armed with a new sense of confidence and relaxation with a goofy grin on my face. For a good 30-45 minutes the night was mine with only the breeze in my ears keeping me company. Oh, and the one woman walking her dog in a barely there tanktop and running shorts who smiled and asked if I would like her to take my picture… I said, “Why sure, thank you!” What a great night.

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