How do you know if you're cut out to be a bike rider or not?? I'm not exactly sure...but I am sure that if you go to stop suddenly and only hit your front brakes...you're not meant to be one.
Jessie and I have taken to bike riding for exercise lately, but Jessie wasn't able to go tonight. So instead, Mom and I went. We were having a great time, buzzing along; sun was going down so it wasn't too hot.... But as we turned onto the main road to head home, we had to slow down to let a car turn.
And tragedy struck.
I hardly ever ride a bike - I much prefer a good walk/jog to a bike ride. As a result of that, I am not comfortable on a bike and don't really know how to work one.
Sooooo I went to slow down and only squeezed with my left hand.
I've ridden a bucking horse and stayed on just fine, but I couldn't handle that bucking bike.
Right over the handlebars onto the pavement I flew. And all right in the headlights of the turning car. Ouch. Ouch to my body and ouch to my dignity.
I moaned and groaned my way home, my whole body covered in bruises and scrapes. My elbow is bloody, my knees are bruised, my hands are jarred.
Found out that basketball shorts don't hold their own against pavement very well.......
I'm just glad my face is okay!!!