The day after a ride, when my thighs are sore, I feel fabulous. I feel fit. I feel . . . Utterly Beautiful! I mean stunning! A beauty queen, Ms. America, Marilyn, Angelina, like …. like…. like Aishwarya Rai! Yeah! Like her! Riding, balancing, working, being outside (or inside if the the weather’s bad) gives me so much strength, like a rod of flexible iron is in my soul and in my spine.