I don't know why that song came to mind just now... I guess because there's mention of a bike ride in it. Or something.
AND... that's what I did today. I rode my bike. Again.
Have I mentioned that I finally got my bike fixed after nagging Rick about it for, oh, SIX YEARS? Yep, sure did. Two weeks ago, IIIIIII took it to the bike shop and sweet-talked the salesman into fixing it for free. Well, I didn't really sweet-talk him... he was just that nice already.
So, bike got fixed, no thanks to Rick. And I took my first and last bike ride that very day. Yes, my last ride. I was TERRIFIED.
But it really wasn't my last ride, once I calmed down and began to enjoy the view. I've now ridden about five or six times... and I really am getting better at it.
It's true what they say. Once you learn, you never forget. I jumped on and had a few shaky moments but before I knew it, I was going full speed ahead and was no longer fearful. Nope. It didn't take long before I became fearless. And it didn't take long before I could ride way more than the two blocks I'd started out at. I was up to THREE in no time at all.
Today, I conquered more. I believe I rode five whole blocks, thank you very much.
So, it IS true that once you learn, you never forget. But what I had forgotten was...
HOW STINKIN' UNCOMFORTABLE BIKE SEATS ARE!!!
Ow. Can I hear an "ow"? All together now.
O. W. I. E.
Would I look silly with a big ol' kitchen chair pad sitting atop that hard little bike seat? No? Good. 'Cuz I have a big lime green one that needs a home. My tushy has no pride. None.