To Sophia1C - Know your "thrill" of riding a bike! I hadn't ridden since age 12, but decided this was something I could do. Bought a bike (too big) and promptly fell over on the driveway and hurt my elbow (but won't tell anyone - wore long sleeves - and it still bothers me!). Then last summer my grandsons were jumping from a ramp on their bikes and I thought that didn't look so hard. It's only 12 inches off the ground. Just a big bump. I could ride up and over (not jump, of course!) So, I rode to the top, got scared and didn't have enough speed to power me over the ramp, stopped on top and proceeded to fall over and off the ramp because there wasn't enough room for me to put my feet down and catch myself. Grandsons had a big belly laugh. Thankfully, I didn't hurt myself, but felt a little embarrassed and know that I can ride over that little ramp! I just have to get up enough courage to try it again! You know, I think I am 12 again and I can do anything with wheels! Good luck to you.
- 5/13/2010 2:17:55 PM