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My Bike is Possessed


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ok after the circle of hell I decided I had so much fun with that I would bring out the old bike . You know the kind no gears just your own power to make it get up those hills, I changed the tires , changed the seat Im not fond of sitting on a piece of metal the cushion was gone then I said ok lets roll. Well that wasnt as easy as I remembered it being when I was younger. I soon realized when you hit 46 your not as balanced as you once were. I finally coasted down the hill to realize UT OH I forgot to check the brakes but its ok those small trees stopped me just fine. I cussed a little ok a lot wiped up the blood on my legs and pointed it back up the hilll hmmmmmm and I thought going down the hill was rough anyway I decided It would be easier to push it up the hill so I walked my bike up the hill huffing and puffing and gagging just a little limping from hitting the trees but I did it.

I got right back on that thing and down the hill I went notice I didnt mention fixing the brakes right? I forgot apperently when you turn 46 your mind needs to be exercised as well anyway it was ok I knew where those trees were but this time I decided to just coast until I came to a flat surface and I would stop not once did I think once I came to that place I would need to balance and pedal well anyway I hit pavement. I picked myself up cleaned up the blood from my arms and elbows and palms and pushed it back up the hill thanked the Good Lord I was still alive and put the possessed bike back into the shed, I will be holding a prayer service BEFORE riding it again to cleanse it of the devil.

So I walked about a mile pushing the bike up the hill I wonder how many calories I burned falling lol but even all that was kinda fun just knowing I tried was worth a lot to me. Im not giving up I love riding bikes and I know in time I will be ok and can ride up and down the hills.

Tomorrow we try raquetball Pray for me lol
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RICHHUDSON 2/2/2013 5:32PM

    I consider my bike injury scars as badges of honor... even when caused by my own carelessness. Once you find the right bike you will love it as if it was a good friend and even the hardest rides will leave you with a huge smile on your face.
Have a great time riding.
Rich :)

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BEVPRESLEY 1/31/2013 6:44PM

    You must be related to me! At least now your are "disaster proofed" and things can only get better. Find you a bike you love and get back on it.



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APLOUIS 1/31/2013 3:14PM

    I agree with saracycle, you might be surprised how nimble you feel on a light weight, well balanced bike from your LBS. Keep riding!

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PERRYR 1/31/2013 1:40PM

    Angie, I'm glad you weren't riding a motorcycle!
Might want to fix those brakes before trekking out there again.
As far a calories goes, you likely burned plenty pushing the bike up hill.

Keep going with the bike - nothing better than riding a bike!
Oh, and 46 ain't nuthin'. Can't use that as an excuse.

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SARACYCLE 1/31/2013 1:38PM

    In regard to your bike being possessed, I would include bikes from big box stores that are heavy, clunky, ill-adjusted to human acquisition. Give yourself a treat and go to your local bike shop, ask if they can fit you for a bike or try one out. Tell them where and how (kind of terrain) and mileage you expect out of a bike.

I borrowed an older bike from a friend, who thought it would work for me, until I got my own personally fitted bikes. Having cycling friends, who help you with brake adjustment, ride with you, and encourage you really does help. The best calorie burn comes from trail or mountain bike riding. My cycling friends got me into our local club and involved in putting on rides both road and mountain cycling. We work a local trail that is # 2 in the state, which is not too shabby, considering how the # 1 is in Birmingham and has multiple talent to keep it in shape. I share this for you to not be discouraged in cycling. Your young and once you get on a bike that you love and it works for you, there is no turning back. emoticon

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KA_JUN 1/31/2013 1:02PM

    emoticon nice blog, and great effort! practice makes perfect, sounds like you had quite the adventure! good luck with racquetball tomorrow! emoticon

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