Seven year old Stokely Ryder asks “What do you like about Biking?”
Photos by Mark Puleio
All summer long I watched the neighbor kids ride their bikes. They’d start early in the day making laps around our otherwise quiet street. Hooting and hollering they were endlessly entertained.
On occasion they would appear on my door step with a mechanical issue.Â My wife would call up to my office.
“Ryan, Stokley is here to see you.”
At the front door I would find three groms with bike parts in hand. I’d fix the broken chain, make a few other adjustments, and join them for a few laps around the yard.
I am 32 years old and I am not afraid to admit that my ambition parallels that of an eight year old. Biking is freedom. It keeps you young in heart and soul.
I think Stokely explains it best:
I wake ready to get rocking and rolling on my bike too! See you in the yard little buddy.