|Not a Very Flattering Photo|
Of course I jumped at the chance. This would be the very first time I have had company for a ride out. Aimee has barely used her bike since I bought it for her for her last years birthday, due to the fact that not long after she passed her driving test and bought a car which she badly needed to get to work with.
I explained that normally I would take the trike for a ride like that but I would really like to ride my new bike. The BF thought it would be a much better idea for me to ride the bike as it would give me more practice and we can take it easy anyway. No rush, it would be fun.
Having read that when learning to ride it's best to have the saddle lower than one normally would in order to make one feel more secure being able to put the whole of the flat of ones foot on the ground when stopping, this is how I have been learning. I will raise the saddle when I feel a bit more confident.
|Granddaughter Aimee and her boyfriend Gareth|
I was really surprised at how comfortable I felt and how easy I found it to ride today. No wobbling that I noticed and I was well able to keep up with my Aimee and her BF. In fact Aimee was surprised at how well I rode. She said she was expecting me to be wobbling all over the place.
I am certainly feeling more confident.
We ended up actually cycling only 3 miles even though we were out for 3 hours. It was great to have company for such an enjoyable trip out.