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I am so happy that I have taken up bike riding.  I can even stay up on it!  As a child I did not demonstrate a great deal of talent in the area of bicycle riding.  Received a beautiful blue Western Flyer for my 12 th birthday and immediately ran into a tree and dented the front fender.  Still have a scar from another bicycling incident.  Thus, it was with a wee bit of trepidation that I approached the concept of getting on a bike and riding it.  I did fall off twice in the beginning, but  did not get badly hurt.  My pride was a bit dinged. 

My first adult bike was a purple Wal Mart one, not a bad bike, but not super like the one I have now.  I was never comfortable on it, couldn't quite reach the ground and felt all shaky.  But, now I'm "cooking with gas".. for my upcoming 63rd birthday my wonderful husband bought me a  comfort bike complete with soft seat and front shock, aluminum frame and upright handle bars.  I am one very grateful woman!  I love this new bike and I love riding it.  We've been going out to the park and teaching our granddaughter, Anah to ride.  She's just starting out and is using training wheels. 

We love to ride on Sunday mornings in town when there is very little traffic and are planning an excursion to the Katy Trail that winds along the Missouri river just as soon as the leaves turn colors.


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Sep. 19th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
Okay so this is kind of funny...I've been DYING to bike ride lately. I even had a dream I had a new bike recently (was a little wobbly on it at first in the dream) but for the past month or so I've been thinking about getting a bike! I haven't been on one since I was a kid (10ish) but I was a crazy good rider. I used to little tricks on it too. When I saw your post I went "wow"! I'm quite jealous ;)

Just thinking about bike riding in the park during an autumn morning makes me want to drool. So congrats on the new bike, and hopefully you'll have many fun (and safe!) adventures to come!
Sep. 19th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Have fun with this. I lost my bike when I moved here--it was an old one with coaster brakes, upright handle bars and a comfy seat. I bought it used froma used bike shop several years ago Been thinking of getting a new one, but it will probably be a while if I ever do.
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