So I casually stroll in to Dick’s today. Thought I’ll look around. I’ve been pricing bicycles for about 3 months now…kinda have to cycle if you wanna do a triathlon.
I start talking to the guy in their bike shop & they have sales. I found a women’s Nishiki orig $359 marked down to $219 then 25% off that. What?! $165. I had to have it. $250 later,I have a helmet, 2 yr warranty & a bike for less then the original price of the bike!
Well it won’t fit in my car. So I buy bungee cords & strap my trunk down with this bike hanging out the back. Of course, I’m stupid excited to ride. After a quick nap, off I go.
I haven’t been on an actual bicycle outside of the gym in probably 17 years…. yea 17 years. I should’ve went to the park….but noooo I got this….
Nope I sure do not have this. I live on a main road with a sidewalk a half mile from backroads. Surely I can get a half mile then turn off the main road. I about topple over the minute I start riding, multiple times. Riding a bike is NOT “just like riding a bike”. I finally get off the main road &I realize I’m struggling bc my seat is too low…I also need to adjust my brakes.
I feel like an awkward tween with long dangly legs that never learned to ride a bike as a child.
So I made it whopping 2.68 miles today. I will figure out how to adjust this thing & drive to the park tomorrow then see how far I can ride. Lol.