I am a born cheerleader. Believe it or not I have JUST figured this out. I love to tell people stuff they should like, stuff they should do and where they should go…you know who you are (with my eyebrow raised) .
I came to this conclusion just a few weeks ago. I headed out early that morning, coffee in hand to the end of my driveway. I was there to see my friend Laura ride by in the Fabulous 4th Bike Tour http://www.fabulous4thbiketour.org/ . As the first people came by I couldn’t just stand there, so I was like “Good Morning, good job”. They looked at me like, what the what? So the next group got a “Great job, way to go!” The subsequent groups got lots of “Way to go, and this is downhill, and you got this” Almost everyone smiled; some people are too serious for their own good. Some riders nodded, some waved and some even chattered back at me. I ran out of coffee and it was getting hot but I couldn’t leave until they ALL went by; they all deserved to be cheered for. It was a great way to start off the day, and it got me thinking.
828 is going to be my mega-phone I plan to keep cheering for the people and things I believe in…stay tuned