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Sometimes I Feel Like I’ve Been Tied To The Sitting Post

It’s been nearly two months and it was time to get on my bike and see if I can ride. Chris, who also had a herniated disk, said it took a year for her back to heal. She took up spinning and liked it. So I got on ol’ Bambina, my trusty steed of 30 years, clipped in my shoes and started paddling around the block to see if I can do the same. I felt a sharp pain in my butt immediately. Oh shit my back feels like a rusty hinge. Luckily I had my handy dandy iPhone clamp and started playing my iTunes to calm my mind.

I kept paddling around the parking lot wincing and taking in the irony of it all. As I warmed up, the pain subsided somewhat and the biker in me couldn’t resist taking on the moderate the hill to the Deli. Once up there, I decided to test my back on the Mill Dam hill… about a mile straight up. I noticed that going uphill was somewhat easier.

It felt so good to power up this hill. I felt alive. I almost felt a shadow of my biker-self. The muscle memory of tens of thousands of miles on this bike came flooding back. As I slowly powered up, the Allman Brothers blared an old blues tune…Sometimes I feel like I’m tied to Whipping Post. For me it was bitter sweet and sounded more like… Sometimes I feel like I’m tied to the Sitting Post. I got to the top rather easily and decided to run back down and give it another go this time to a livelier tune. A rolling affirmation of sorts.

  • Ronen Yaari

    I just got on the bike, turned on my iTunes and went up and down the hill agian. It felt better and couldn’t resist going full out downhill stirring up memories of pushing my body hard on some desert road. I reached the beach at sunset and cursed a few times for whatever reason.

About Ronen Yaari

I’m no guru and I don’t have hundreds of hours of certifications. All I can claim is that I did not squander the time that I was given so far. I took care of my body from an early age and realized that a fit body was going to be the vehicle of choice to propel me around the planet to find what I was supposed to find. I ran marathons, biked continents, climbed glaciers, walked across states, sailed oceans, explored reefs and floated myself over yoga mats. If the sun is down I’m a sleep and if it’s up I’m outside. My biggest accomplishment by far is creating a family that enjoys each other and puts up with me.