Over Memorial Day weekend Charlie and I went over to Walt’s Bike Shop and bought me a bike. I’ve never been into biking, and when the guy at Walt’s had me take a test drive in the parking lot I was soon reminded that I hadn’t ridden a bike regularly since I was 8.
So how did this all happen? My work is helping chaperone a classroom of seventh-graders from Kansas City as they bike the entire Katy Trail. I signed up to go along for one day, and was soon on board to do a 38 mile ride. And I didn’t have a bike.
Now I have a bike, and I’m pretty happy with it. It took me a few rides to become comfortable with it and be able to get on and off without looking like I had no idea what I was doing (which was correct). Tonight, though, Charlie and I went for a 7.7 mile ride on the MKT Trail. I <3 the trail!
I have aspirations of doing a duathlon someday, so now I at least have a bike. And now I can tool around town without having to drive. Yay for non-motorized transportation!