In my endeavour to reinvent myself and find something my husband and I can do together aside from visit car shows and go to the footy. Which I have bought membership for the second season and quite frankly he would be happier to slouch in his armchair and watch the game from home.
I thought to myself well there has got to be more to life than this. I am a walker but Michael doesn’t walk he does however have a bicycle and rides to the train station and back every working day.
Right-o then I’ll go get myself a bike. I was imagining riding with friends and the first thing that comes to mind is a Raid your Fridge Bike Tour Between our Houses.
Michael arrives home takes one look at my pride and glory and a bunch of expletives come out of his mouth. Hence we are no longer on speaking terms and he clearly has other ideas of how we are going to grow old together, that currently don’t include me.
I have left the building
I have done a bit of research on bikes, visited a few dealers, sought advice before deciding on Black Sparkly Beauty. I did warn the lovely lady at Georges Bike Shop that it has been many moons since I have ridden a bike.
So suggesting I do a test run in the car park, ‘Are you sure I said’.
‘You’ll be fine’, and then proceeded to show me how to work the brakes three times.
I started of and am sure she was doing all in her power to not to laugh at me. I went around once and said that one will be just fine. I wobbled a fair bit and was doing my upmost to remain up right and in the seat.
What fool said, ‘Once you have learnt to ride a bike you will never forget how’
Now at home I have done the rounds of the backyard for 10 minutes, as suggested by the lovely lady 10 minutes a day and you’ll be fine to build from there.
What I learnt in my 10 minutes was this
- After much wobbling, focus on something near
- Hitting a wall or falling off isn’t going to hurt too much
- I then focused on something further away with each lap around the yard
- I relaxed and that made all the difference
- I forgot how free you feel when you are riding
- Now my fanny hurts
Till next week