A week ago, I’d planned to cycle 60 miles through the North and South Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island. Unfortunately, I’d barely biked a mile before I was struck by a Suburban while traveling on 2nd Avenue in New York City.
Although my bike did not survive, I was very lucky to limp away from the Emergency Room with minor injuries.
Today marks my first day back on a bike since the accident, and I had the great fortune of meeting a group of German cyclists who are completing a 963km ride through Eastern Europe to the Bodensee (Constanz).
Georg and his friends were kind enough to ride with me part of the way through the Prague riverside, as I was a bit nervous at first to ride alone. We parted ways shortly after reaching Troja, where I cycled through Stromovka park, a beautifully preserved green space that used to be a hunting preserve.
After a brief chai and blog break, I’m back on my way to the city center.
I feel extremely grateful to live a life full of stretch roles – the opportunity to confront the uncomfortable and grow myself every day.