A friend !!!

It was a day where ONEndurance Triathlon Team got together with Tri-Le Tuko Triathlon Team (another triathlon team in town) in an island outside of Abu Dhabi for a cycling training session.

The sunset was setting and soon after it was dark with only lights from the street poles for me.

After we all reached a traffic light, the dialogue went like this:

  • Him: Hey Loui, Dont you carry any lights on your bike?
  • Me: No, I don’t because I don’t normally ride after the sun goes down on the streets, but I wanted to be here with you guys.
  • Him: No problem, wait right there…  He took one of his flashing lights out of his bike frame and installed right away around my seat post.
  • Him: You know Loui, too many crazy drivers.
  • Me: Thank you

Seat post flashing light

Origin of the word Friend.

Old English frēond, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vriend and German Freund, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to love’, shared by free.

“My friend was taken away from me by a driver who was driving super fast on a slow road, but I know I will meet him for another great cycling session one day”