Monday, July 22, 2002

My Bicycle

As of today, I am the proud owner of a Giant bicycle (that's the name brand, not the size. It's actually relatively small). Yes, it's true. I decided to get a bike and start riding around the 'hood. Seeing as it's so flat and all, and there's not busy traffic to knock me off it, I may actually have half a chance of puttering about my 'hood without getting killed. I got a helmet just in case.

I went to 360Cycles and told the guy, "alright. Look. I ain't Lance. I'm not going up a mountain. I haven't ridden a bike in years. Can you help me? I just want something to putter about the 'hood without killing myself." I ended up getting a hybrid bike that's designed for tooling about town. It's relatively flat and paved in my area. I hope I got the right bike. They seemed to know a LOT about bikes there. Phew! I didn't know there was so much to know.

The bike has brakes. I've never used a bike with breaks before. Don't laugh, but, I've always just put my feets down. Now I have to get used to this bike and not kill myself. I've never even ridden a bike with a helmet before. This is going to be fun. Entertaining for the neighbors, to say the least. I hope I don't fall. Too many times. I can hardly get off the thing. I didn't even see if it has a kickstand. I hope it does.

The wheel came off and it fit in the back of the hatch. It's going to be a fun ride home and a fun ride when I get home. Putter, putter. Maybe I should have gotten knee pads?

Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in "Carol's Little World" signing off.


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