Yesterday afternoon I was riding Mariner [my electric bike] to an appointment with Tina, the lady who cuts my hair. There was a very small irregularity in the road pavement. The joint between the right turn lane and the adjacent lane was not smooth. The adjacent lane was slightly higher.
I was looking right at the road as Mariner's front tire went over that joint. The tire skidded a little, because there was white lane paint on the joint. For just a moment, the bike was out of control as the tire skidded on the slippery painted place.
To ride, or not to ride
In a flash my mind asked if this was a sign that I should not be riding a bicycle anymore. Was this skid/control thing age related? Or was it simply something that happens when riding a bike?
For a senior like myself, this is not a simple question. Because once a decision is made to stop bike riding, it is a slippery slope ever after. I understand that the endgame is a mysterious place, not revealed to me. I have to play it, to find out how it goes.