Saturday, August 16, 2014
Learning to ride a…bike?
Question: What is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike
Answer: The pavement.
Evie Bloomfield here, all the way from Chicago to the happy land of Mackinac Island. No cars, no motor anything. Fact is, if you want to get somewhere it’s by horse or foot or bike.
See that Chicago reference above? That means I have zip history with horses and with bikes. I got the foot part down but even an eight mile island is a lot to take in that way.
I could jump on a horse-taxi of course but that’s expensive so that brings us to the bike mode of transportation. And there’s another reason I should learn to ride a bike...I work at a bike shop. Rudy’s Rides.
So how do you learn to ride a bike? I asked Rudy the guy who owns the shop and this is his advice.
(warning: Rudy is a little crusty around the edges so if you are easily offended you might want to stop here.)
Rudy said learning to ride a bike is a lot like sex
It's best to wear protective gear when going into unfamiliar territory.
It's easier to learn with the help of someone who has a lot of experience.
It's usually hard to control your speed the first few times you try.
You don't need any special clothing, but you can get some if you are really into it.
If you're with someone who is having trouble keeping up, it's usually best to slow down and wait for them.
Once you learn, you never forget how.
If you fall off get right back on.
Not sure if Rudy has all the answers but these seem pretty sound…maybe?
So the question is… Do you know how to? Ride a bike of course. :-)
Catch you later especially if I’m on my bike.
Hugs, Evie Bloomfield
I’ll give away two Dianne Castell romance books from the replies. Seems like the thing to do here
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