We decided to ride across the street and practice parking against the curb at the brewery. I did almost perfect, losing my balance a bit, having never parked on a sloped street before. Katie Scarlet and I both survived unscathed and we treated Highway to a break at the bar.
I woke up on Thursday, feeling as ready as I was ever going to get to try the traffic of downtown San Diego. Our underground parking has a very steep slope to pull out of the garage, so I let Highway get Katie to the street. After that, she was all mine.
It felt so good to ride on the streets, to watch the streetlights, stop and go, watch for other vehicles, and maneuver my way through potholes and pedestrians. I felt more at peace with Katie Scarlet as we climbed up Bankers Hill and made our way to my doctor appointment. Riding back into downtown afterwards was just as exhilarating, but the streets were much busier due to it being mid-afternoon.
We settled on tacos for lunch, my favorite meal, and toasted my tiny success. The day went better than I had hoped, which filled me with gratitude. I tried to take it one moment at a time, stay focused, stay in the present.
I can't wait to get out again. . .
|Getting Tacos After Riding!|