This past Saturday Debbie and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. It’s nice to look back over our 25 years together (we had a 2-year courtship) and know that you’ve found “the one” you were meant to be with! We’ve had our moments, to be sure, but by and large it’s been a non-stop honeymoon that began on July 16th in 1993.
Interestingly enough, of our 23 years together the last 19 have included a regular diet of tandem cycling. We first began talking about tandems on our 4th anniversary and went for our first test ride about a month later… a test ride that ended with putting our first tandem bicycle in the back of our 4Runner for the 2-hour drive back to Atlanta from Birmingham, Alabama.
As we celebrated our 23rd anniversary on Saturday we knew the weekend would not be complete until we made time for a tandem ride, which came on Sunday. We may not be as fast or as strong as we were 19 years ago, but we still enjoy riding together as much or even more than we did from day #1.
It’d be hard to say if it was tandem cycling that has enabled our relationship to get stronger year-over-year, but I will say that even if it wasn’t the enabler it certainly provided a lot positive affirmation!
Here’s looking forward to another 19 years on the tandem… and maybe even a few more if we’re blessed with good health and keep exercising!