You know how they say that you never forget how to ride a bike? Well apparently that doesn't apply to me. I have a hard time on my bike. My balance isn't very good. I wobble a lot. I can't ride in a straight line very well and if I am trying to maneuver around something(like a tree, or a bench, or a person) sometimes I panic and just take my feet off of the pedals completely. Not the best plan. I don't know what happened to me because I used to be quite a good rider. You know, 30 years ago, when I used to ride a bike. I have been practicing quite a bit but I still do better in large open spaces. Being around people makes me nervous. I think it's partly because my bike doesn't have hand brakes. Joe's brother fixes bikes for a living so we are going to ask him if he will put them on my bike for my Christmas present this year. We'll see if I improve after that.
We are so lucky to have this trail near our house. It's one mile away so we can ride there and back. The trail itself is 1 and a half miles each way and we rode the whole thing so it was a total of 5 miles. My legs were tired!
Here are some pictures of our ride.
I really wanted to make a video while I was riding, like a helmet cam. Problem is, as I said before, I'm not that great of a rider. Joe warned me not to do it but I didn't listen. Things started out O.K., but only went downhill(literally) after that. Here's where it started out O.K.
Here's where it starts to go wrong: