In an effort to get into shape and lessen my impact on global warming, I went to get a new bike today. I’ve been shopping for one for a while. Having been out of town for a little over a week, I came home tired of moving around by airplane and changing locations and time zones. I was firm in wanting a new bike since mine went kaput about a month ago. Well, the bike department was on the second floor of Target. The sales clerk accompanied me on the escalator to go to the first floor.
“It’s seems like we are going upwards,” I told the salesclerk.
“I hope we are not”, he responds.
“Is there a third floor in this building?” I ask.
I am obviously going crazy. I think up is down.
This happened to me in Germany in October. I was on a train going through a tunnel and I could only feel the train moving, but I didn’t feel if I was going backwards or forward. I knew I needed to stop traveling if my body was so disoriented.
Alas, I am ready to rest after 3 trips to Southern California and one trip to windy Chicago in the last three weeks. However, I am due to return to LA this Thursday (with a one night stop in Santa Barbara) for the Rotary International Convention. As much as I know it will be good for me to attend, I have no desire to go anywhere right now, except on my bike. If I am pedaling, I can only go forward. So, I know if I will be in charge of the right direction!
I’ve already paid for the registration though. Maybe I’ll feel more eager in a few days.