Tuesday, April 02, 2013
As part of a month-long challenge on the Girls Gone Riding bicycle team, I'll be riding my bike every day for the month of April. The only bike I have available right now is our tandem. I'm normally the stoker on that bike, but I rode it by myself yesterday and today. I'm still working on making adjustments to the captain position to ride it by myself.
Today, I stopped on a side street to make an adjustment to a mirror that out of reach while I'm riding. I neglected to get the pedal in a good position for takeoff afterward and promptly fell off the bike while trying to take off. Fortunately, I only skinned my knee though my pants (no tear in the pants, thank goodness) and since no one was around to see the fall, I didn't even hurt my pride!
I haven't fallen on a bike in years, so I guess I was due for a fall with all the riding I do. It's good I'm getting in some practice biking the tandem by myself so I can be used to being captain on that bike. It handles very differently than my single bike, and I'd much rather get used to being captain without a passenger first, than making these mistakes with someone else on the bike.
The Girls Gone Riding April challenge has been good for me to get me out on the tandem every day this month. I'm happy to be doing it.