Wednesday, June 23, 2010

They say you never forget

They say you never forget how to ride a bike.
I have not owned my own bike since I was 12......or so
Meet my Novara
I can ride it 9 miles (my furthest yet) without crying because my behind hurts.
I feel like Mary Poppins with a helmet on.

I am not good at hopping up to the side walk, as these photos will testify




And yes, it hurts as bad as it looks. On the other hand.....does this make me tough? I am one of those girls with road rash



loving the caption....
if it has tires or scratches itself, you're going to have trouble with it

accepting condolences or admiring comments about my toughness now

12 comments:

Shannon said...

I can't believe you have those ow-ies!!
Are you trying to get up full curb, straight up sidewalks??? How scary, It's because of pictures like yours that I'm a very timid bike rider. I'm so scared of falling. And when I see your pictures my teeth hurt, cuz that's what I'm most afraid of damaging.
Once when I was getting up a driveway curb my foot slipped of my pedal and the pedal came up and sliced my calf. It hurt. And I felt tough after that.
You are looking tough... or accident prone.

Pedaling said...

hmmm, better stay away from the clip-ins.

You are one bad ....
errrhh- uh
You Rock!

Kristina P. said...

Oh my gosh!! I still have a scar on my knee from biking down a trail at Sundance, on my brand new bike. I was ridiculous.

MosaicMagpie said...

That will leave a mark!

Debbie

Lynnae said...

Owee Owee! It hurts me to look at that.
Your bike looks cool though.
You may look tough but I hope your wounds don't leave a scar. I'm like Shannon. You just make me more scared to ride!

ramsam said...

Yeah, it was a drive-way I was going to just kind of swoop onto to, we were at an intersection with a lot of cars, I turned to tell Katelynn I was going up, leaned to go, looked down and realized there was a 3 inch step- the driveway wasn't flush.
Stupidity, maybe not paying attention, and not being strong enough to know to lift over the edge- plus, by the time I saw it I was already sliding. Oh well.
Live and learn!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

Ouch, girl. Good for you for biking, but sorry it "went down" that way. hee hee

Calvin said...

you may want to avoid ramps and half pipes

CarrieAnn said...

Oh gosh...ouch! I'm afraid of what my klutzy self would do on a bike...

whymsicalmusings said...

I miss bike riding! Scars and all! I live in a very rugged rural area with Goat head stickers they poke the tires and they go flat!

You should be crowned! Boo Boo Queen yet I know you still hop on that bike and Ride Baby Ride!

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The Mecham Family said...

Love your bike and your wounds!

See Mom Smile said...

Ouch and totally awesome. You should put a tattoo over the scar.