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I literally can't remember the last time I rode a bike. It must've been before I got a car, and I got a car when I was just shy of my 15th birthday. And drove illegally, yes. Shut up. I learned to drive when I was 10, and at 15, I looked like I was 25, so no one looked at me twice. :) I used to go to bars when I was 16 and never got carded. Of course, then the legal drinking age was 18. And of course, in those days, people weren't nearly so obsessive about Evil Teenage Drinking, anyway. (And, surprisingly, it seemed that fewer teens were killed as a result of drinking. Funny, that...but that's a rant for another day. ;) ) But anyway, that would make the last time I rode a bike at least 30 years ago. And it did not come back too quickly or easily.

But at least I didn't fall/crash! I seem to have difficulty not swerving back and forth, though. It might be because I'm nervous and therefore tense. I am getting better at turning, but I still wouldn't want to ride anywhere where there's a lot of traffic. I'm sure I'll get better at it, though. It was only the second time I'd ridden it this morning, the only other time being a short spin up the road, just to make sure that I DID remember how to ride a bike. And it was easier this morning than it was yesterday evening, so...yeah.

It's good. Took me all of about 3 minutes to get to work. And it's a teeny bit of exercise, too, so I guess that's good. Just the little less-than-half-mile ride made my thighs burn. I am THAT out of shape. Yikes. Ongoing depression has made me a big-time slug and has certainly made me want to not leave the house except when I have to. I'm thinking about maybe possibly starting up a weight loss/exercise kind of thing. We'll see. One step at a time...

I need to get a lock for the bike, though. Hopefully the hardware store will have one.

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niyazi_a
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
You know I've thought about buying a bike for all the reasons you list here and in yesterday's post, but...truth?

I don't know how to ride one. I never learned. :CCCC

Which is...weird, because I can ride motorcycles, no problem.

I'm so happy for you that this new situation is working out?

(can haz dinobot fic nao plz?)
nightwind69
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
I would think that if you can ride a motorcycle, you could ride a bike. The only difference is the movement of your legs. The balance is the same. Maybe you could rent one somewhere for a day and see if you can do it?

And yeah, so far so good out here. It's only been less than a week, though. :) And I don't think the cats like being alone all day when they're used to having people and other critters around...but hopefully they'll adapt. At least they have each other.

Dinobot fic...I'm working on two, actually. Maybe one will be done this weekend, if I can discipline myself to write and stop futzing around with apartment things...

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