When I was a junior high school student, I had a poor ability to study so that I was ranked in the bottom 10 group or a little better in the class.
So under my subconsciousness I always wanted to do something different
Then one of the things I started doing at that time was going far away on my bicycle.
But I don’t even know why I chose it.
Actually, I think anything was fine. (^_^;)
Until then, I had been riding my bicycle a little farther, but one day just for the first time, I went to Nara, a city next to Koriyama, where I lived.(2 stations by train, distance is about 10km.)
That made me too happy.
Because I usually take the train for Nara and then get to my favorite place on foot, but on the particular day I was able to ride a bicycle passing the walking people there with some excitement, and then could park my bicycle in front of the store.
Anyway, there was a combination of ‘me and my bicycle’ which took me to usual place where I could so far reach only by train.
It’s one of the very small happenings, but I remember it very emotionally. (I had a pure heart then, and of course I still now have it …?)
I wonder if that was the trigger, since then I’ve had the joy of going far by bicycle and the desire to brag about it. I’ve been aiming for even farther. Meantime my interest in bicycle tours has become escalated.
(But when I actually boasted about it to someone, I got a cold reaction like “Why are you doing this? It’s only exhausting” (^_^;) )
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