Friday, August 18, 2006

My new bike!

I hate bike thieves!!! Between me and my brother, we've had 5 bikes stolen! :(
4 days without a bike, and I decided I really need one, mostly because my friend Sawitri and I (if I stay in Canada that long) are training to participate in the MS bike-a-thon.
This Sunday I did about 35km, from my Arabic class to Masjid Toronto. It took me exaclty 2 hours, a major stop @ 7/11 for water and chocolates, walking my bike uphill about 4 times to do it, Alhamdulillah.
As I biked under the sun, I realised...how the roads were up and down, just like life. Sometimes you think it's just uphill, and so difficult, until you get to the top, and the downhill ride feels great, like a breeze of cool air. And then you realise its over too soon. Sometimes, it's smooth, and the road ahead of you seems like a long stretch. Many times, life just makes you stop at red lights, even when you don't want to. But as long as you have a destination, a goal to achieve, you'll get to it. And in the end you'll really value those downhill rides a lot.

Here's a picture of my new bike (which I will be getting soon)!


I don't particularly like the handles, but for temporary use, it's a great price. And it comes with fenders... now I can bike in the rain even more! :D However it's about 10 years old!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you think it's just uphill, and so difficult, until you get to the top, and the downhill ride feels great, like a breeze of cool air. And then you realise its over too soon. Sometimes, it's smooth, and the road ahead of you seems like a long stretch. Many times, life just makes you stop at red lights, even when you don't want to. But as long as you have a destination, a goal to achieve, you'll get to it. And in the end you'll really value those downhill rides a lot.

Subhan Allah! I couldn't have said it better!

-H

Misty Blossoms said...

Thanks H!

Hafsa said...

tehehee...

are you thanking yourself?

hmm...the world's full of H's!