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Laura Booz: Have you ever been mountain biking? I went once when I was in college. A mountain biking friend of mine took me to a beginner’s course. He led the way through the woods and around the bends, over rocks, and at one point the path in front of us wound down the hill. I mean, to a real mountain biker, it was probably just like a bunny slope, but it was terrifying to me.
Well, my friend started the descent like it was nothing, so I followed him. But as my bike picked up speed, bumping over the rocks, bouncing around the bends, my fright instinct took over. And all I could do was close my eyes and yell, “Ahhh!”
I could hear my friend yelling back to me, “You have to keep pedaling, keep pedaling!” Which I responded, “I am pedaling!” However, something inside of me doubted …
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