Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Finally Riding a Bike

by Sam

After 10.5 years of work (I only really tried for 2 days) I can finally ride a bike.

I didn't even use training wheels.  I just started from the start.  I just rolled down the driveway and tried to keep my balance.  And then I started trying to use pedals and it just all worked out.

I think riding a bike is really good to get long distances.  It's also really fun and easy to get breezes in your hair.  But there's really not much to say about bikes, although I could tell you the history of them.  Nah, you don't want to hear that.  But I'm gonna tell you anyways.

The first bike might as well have been called a "walking machine" - it didn't have handlebars or pedals.  But then people started getting smarted and started adding handlebars and pedals, finally.  You probably all heard of the penny-farthing.  Well, that was one of the first attempts to absorb jolts.  But then we invented suspension.  And there really isn't much more to say about bikes.

1 comment:

. said...

You don't know me but I just HAD to write to say I LOVE your writing, historical comments and congrats on the biking! I have a 7 year old son who is showing no interest in biking while his 5 1/2 year old younger brother is. I've wondered if the 7 year old ever will so your post has encouraged me to just let him be on his own schedule and when he wants to learn he will. Enjoy your bike and your history and writing careers - you could go far with any or all of them!
Shan in Colorado


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