The video below has nothing to with bicycling.
But, hey, today is the 70th birthday of Bob Dylan, the bard, balladeer and backbeat for my generation.
“Forever Young” has long been one of my favorite Dylan songs.
The lyrics express the hopes I had for my three sons, all born in the decade in which the song was written.
And the song takes on added meaning as one advances in age. One of the aims of bicycling, after all, is to “stay forever young” — or, at least, to fight off creeping decrepitude for as long as possible.
In retirement, the last verse is particularly meaningful:
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.