and not just on a bike.
balance between work and pleasure, between austerity and gluttony, between expectations and acceptance, between needs and wants and desires and realities.
balanced is a nice place to be.
it's a place from which one can be patient, accepting, calm, tolerant.
and thus I'm passing along a few words attributed to helen keller (think about that for a moment after you've read the quote, and reflect upon your own fears and fearlessness) which made me glow; I hope they do the same for you.
toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.