Feeling good on today’s ride, San Gabriel River Trail, Ramona Blvd to the Santa Fe Dam and back, 6 miles round trip.
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Feeling good on today’s ride with the Xootr scooter
Today’s perfect for a Xootr scooter ride. Pleasantly warm, not much wind, clear blue skies overhead. I drove to the San Gabriel River trail in El Monte CA on pure auto pilot, not being at all sure where to start my ride when I set out from home.
Here I am, 81 years old, with all the usual aches and pains of aging joints. Inexplicably, when I ride my scooter, everything feels good. No back pain. Feet, ankles, knees, hips… all work painlessly except for a little muscle fatigue in the floorboard leg with each scoot, fatigue that fades as I get in balance with my pace on the subtle slopes of the trail, the 181 foot elevation gain from the starting point at Ramona Bvd up to what I call Spiral Garden park at the base of the Santa Fe Dam, where there’s a flattened grass spiral about 30’ in diameter that would really benefit if someone would water it.
The turnaround point conversation with a bicyclist
At the turnaround point I enjoy a superb conversation with a bicyclist visiting from the state of Washington. Rod. 64. A retired counselor, married to a Salvadorean lady. Down in LA visiting their daughter. Rod keeps a spare bike in LA to ride on these visits.
Privately, I mused on the parallels between our lives, how his wife is a Latina, as is my wife, who’s from Puerto Rico.
Rod and I shared conversation about our respective careers, with reflections on what it all means, and of the parallels between many aspects of our lives. It confirms for me that we are all in this together, all family, with a common desire to find fulfillment by following our passions and by helping others to live as effectively as possible.
Ordering the book about Haiti
I’ve just ordered the book his academician daughter wrote, about Haiti, as well as sent a friend request to Rod on facebook. I hope our paths cross again. He’s my kind of guy.
And all of you other seniors, you retired folks, isn’t a kick scooter worth a test ride for you? Just to see. To help you come back to life.
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