Biking: A Study in Momentum

April 17, 2014 Holistic Health
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I’m biking! Rolling through the city with the wind  in my hair, I feel liberated from the driver’s seat.  For years I convinced myself that I was too much of a wuss to bike  through traffic.  I now realize that I’m bolder than that. I also realize that I live on a substantial hill.

The last bike I owned was a shiny, new mountain bike my parents gave me for my fourteenth birthday. I rode it about five times and then ditched in the garage. The more rusty it got, the more it became another symbol of my failed athleticism.

Now I work at a company founded on a bike  and am surrounded by cyclists.  Preaching about movement, I felt like a hypocrite  driving for most of my transportation. Until now,  self transformation on two wheels!

Shopping for a new bike I stumbled across a used one at a yard sale for $75. With the tune up, a lock, and a helmet, I was rolling for under $200. Now I pedal the 4 miles into work and go car-free most days of the week.

Instead of mindless taps on the accelerator, each commute is a fascinating study of  inertia.  To stay balanced and maximize my velocity, I look for the most fluid path around buses, over hills, and between stoplights. 

A self-propelled commute reminds me that I can take physical risks even as I age.  Navigating around on  two wheels  will sustain me more than the comfort of my car. Now another California drought day means I pump endorphins through my veins instead of carbon into the air. So I’m not just walking, but also pedaling my talk.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!

Cait S.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier!

Erin D.

Sadie has a passion in what she does and has pushed me to do things I never thought I could. Workouts with Sadie are always fun and full of sass!

Darcy C.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier! – Erin D.

Erin D.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!! – Cait S.

Cait S.