Plucked's playwright Rachel Ganz is almost through with her first week biking to raise money for the show and Youth Psychiatry
These past two days have been emblazoned with joy.
I rested on Day 5 due to storms both from the sky and from my uterus.
Day 6, however, was a very bike-happy day.
I rode downtown to witness Toronto's Fringe Festival and, being late for a show, I did something I never do, I have never done in the three years since purchasing a bike and learning how to ride it: I increased my speed.
I did not know, I swear I had no idea, that my bike had more than one speed.
I rode, friends, on a 2 (rather than a 1) speed, and I finally, dear friends, I swear, understand Fun.
I passed other bikers!
This whole time, I've been steadily but slowly climbing hills, riding gently, and suffering through the confusion of having all riders of all ages and bodies pass me, completely, despite my biking on the highest gear.
THE GEARS are located on the right handle but THE SPEEDS (who knew there were speeds?!?!) are on the left handle and now I know oh, now I know: INCREASE THE SPEED TO INCREASE THE SPEED.
Good day for Youth Psychiatry.
Great day for Rachel's Psychiatry.
Tomorrow I might ride on a 3.
I DON'T KNOW!
Tune in to find out, friends. And, if you ride, ride real fast. It's way better than riding safely!
(Proof of ride below. Also, note: iPhones get motion sickness too, apparently. Mine died because I stood up and had fun way too often on the ride home.)