Sam and I are still learning to bike TOGETHER. I’m still learning to bike! So, he’s the leader. It took me a while, but I started thinking it would be easier, if he paid more attention to me (that’s telling, right?). Maybe he could give me a heads-up when he was about to slow down, or turn. I am, after all, still wobbly, leary of traffic, and trying to figure out how to stop and get a foot on the ground before I fall. Then, duh! I realized that I could pay more attention to HIM! Turned out, if I backed away from him a little bit, I could see him slowing down, and even know when he was preparing to slow down by watching his legs! And, who knew, I could see him turn before I had to turn! This is NOT a story about how to bike. I don’t know how to bike. This is a story about how to live. Always consider your role, before critiquing somebody else’s!