Trail Magic

You know, I wasn’t going to do a post today, I have other things to do, and even though it was a fun ride tonight (I snuck in 50 miles) up and until mile 49, nothing blogworthy had occurred. Who knew that last mile would make a difference! So blog I will, but just a short one!

I was stopped at the last stop light before my house. I was first in line right at the cross walk. I looked to the left and this 14 or 15-year-old girl was walking across the intersection to my side, and would pass right in front of me. She was munching cookies from a package she bought at the corner store.

I smiled at her, as I do everyone I make eye contact with when I ride and she smiled back. Now remember, I did 49 miles after riding 18 this morning. I probably looked pretty darn tired, and who knows, maybe even hungry.

As she reached me in the intersection she smiles and says, “Would you like a cookie?”

Ok, somewhere out there is a cyclist who doesn’t like cookies. That aint me! “Yes I would!” I replied, “Thank you!”

She handed me a cookie, hit the sidewalk my side of the intersection, then turned her head and said, “Have a nice ride!” and she walked and munched down the road!

Ladies and gents, we call this trail magic. It’s when a complete stranger does you a kindness of some type completely out of the blue, and without ever being asked. Thinking back I can only remember a couple of other times this has happened.

We all know there is a lot of crap wrong in the world, and who knows if it will ever get fixed. But knowing people like this teenager are willing to share her cookies with a scungy looking cyclist tells me it aint all bad! And it still puts a smile on face!

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Like the wind folks and if you get a chance, do some trail magic of your own!

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6 Responses to Trail Magic

  1. The joy of random acts of kindnesses, raised a smile in me.

  2. You reminded me. Had a similar thing when I was younger (lots), hitchhiking in Norway, as I was standing in the road, thumb out, on a baking hot day a lass ran down this hill from a farm, handed me an ice cream and shot off back up the hill – amazing.

  3. sarburch says:

    Ah, that story melts my heart (and makes me salivate). 😊 Trail magic is the best, especially when it involves cookies and the most unsuspecting of magicians. 😊

  4. I am happy that you found someone who was NOT looking at their phone while crossing the street. I can’t find anyone who will look at me and converse — everyone just keeps staring at the phone in their hands.

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