I was introduced to biking back when I was 10 years old. My childhood friend who happened to be my cousin at the same time taught me how to ride a bike. I was not a sporty type of person ever since. I usually stayed indoors mainly because my grandparents seldom allowed me to play outside because I’m thin and sickly. Children like playing though, so Me and Lyn did biking when we went to school. From there, we would borrow our neighbor’s bike and she would teach me. She would hold the seat of the bike as well as the control then I would ride in it. She would instruct me then to hit the pedal, hold on to the control and she would say, ” Don’t look at the control, look at the direction your going at, Look Far”. I didn’t have any idea why she would say look far. With a fear of falling and getting hurt I couldn’t concentrate but as Lyn told me, I would never learn until I experienced getting wounded. With my perseverance and determination to learn I followed all the directions she instructed me until such time that I started driving on my own. It brings me happiness and fulfillment to myself. Of course I also experienced falling, I often got wounded on my knees and I could still recall how I banged the cactus plants of my grade 2 teacher. When I learned biking, Lyn and I would drove around our village. We performed different tricks, one hand, free hand and the most craziest, I go the pedal, she holds the control. The feeling was awesome. It’s similar as your flying without wings. Until now I still love biking, whenever I have time I would borrow my brother’s bike and would go driving around our village. It is still an awesome feeling. Rejuvenating.
Life and Biking are quite synonymous to each other. We had teachers, not only pertaining to our school teacher but to the other teachers like our Parents, family, friends and love ones. They taught us everything that we need to learn and when they think we are ready they lets us go on and stand on our own. Biking as hard is it is could be like Life hard as it is too. We fail, We encounter humps and bumpy roads, we fall, we stumble, we struggle, we get hurt, experience pain, get wounded but a midst it all we still stand with a great lesson learned. By feeling pain we get even more stronger than we are.. Biking too, is just like aiming for the goal of success. We should look further, begin with the end in our mind and from where we are we go and keep on hitting the pedal. The more we hit the pedal with the vision of our goal in mind, the further we go and the nearer it brings us to the road of success.