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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.


Jun. 6th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
*commence teasing*

Waaa... you live with a bicycle-maniac and you yourself had never rode one since you were a wee one? Primus below! o_O


Never too young to rediscover the simple pleasures of youth!

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