Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Big Bess

Look at my new PINK beach cruiser!!!! I am sooooo excited, I got a bicycle and I haven't ridden a bicycle in about eight years. It even has a basket! Because it's a girl bike, I can ride it in my skirts/jumpers and I feel just like the Wicked Witch of the West, carrying away "that little dog ToTo", I can even hear the music...as I pedal away.
The one problem - the last time I rode a bike I crashed spectacularly - body flying over the handle bars - landing head and chest first with such speed the I hit and bounced a few times before I stopped. It was ugly. I replay it often in my head, and not only was it ugly, it was pitiful.
I really haven't ridden a bike much, even when I was a little girl. What caused the accident was when I tried to move from the road to the sidewalk, I sort of leaned a little to the right, (kind of like changing lanes) only this doesn't work for bikes, I found out belatedly.
I know you are thinking, "What kind of idiot is this?" Yeah...well...I don't have a real answer for that one. Many people including my husband have often wondered what transpires in the mysterious realms of my mind.
So....new pink bike....new enthusiasm...first ride around the block...
You guessed it, I didn't even make it around the block before I crashed (this time an embarrassing crash in front of the road workers, but no bodily harm)
This is where my hero comes in. BEN! Yes, my son, with great patience, and enthusiasm coached me for the next hour on how to ride a bike. Within the safety of our little "Willows Neighborhood" I cruised and recruised the streets until, even the road workers could see that I had, if not mastered, at least become competent on this PINK cruiser. I LOVE IT!!!! No kidding, I am sooooo jazzed, excited, giddy and over the moon for "Big Bess" - my new PINK bike. And for my hero - Big Ben.

7 comments:

pat said...

Are we calling him big ben now? Why was I not informed, I will start right away.

Kimmy Sunshine said...

I am so proud of you, what an achievement.

Sarah Jean said...

I'm can't wait to see a picture with you on the bike - keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah! Ken and I will have to bring our yellow and blue cruisers down and bike with you! Allas, we have yet to name the bikes but you may have inspired us. Ride on!

Abbie said...

Man i wish i could be there to go on adventures with you! I love you and stay safe, i don't want to hear about any kamikaze rides

Little Roy said...

You are a terrific bike rider! Thank you for letting me join in the fun.

Anonymous said...

No one could ride with more flair! Wish I could be your cheerleader. Got to find those pom poms!?!
Love, Susan