This is one of my favorite stories in this collection. I was so excited about it I had to share it with a coworker who is into mountain biking. "Oh you will like this story. It's about a guy who rides a stationary bike and he...." So I began to try to tell him the story, and it didn't come out right. I had the picture in my head, the ideas, the "happenings" but I couldn't relay the story well. He was much less excited about this totally cool short story than I was (for the obvious reasons). I finally told my coworker he would have to read it himself, because my retelling it was butchering it (which it was).
I liked the blending of reality and dreaming, the mural and the bike rides, the transformation from bad health to great health...I am going to have to read this again. Maybe at the gym. Maybe while getting some stationary bike exercise.