Riding a Bicycle

I don't know how to ride a bicycle.

I remember that my mother deliberately didn't teach me how to because she was afraid that I will fall (of course) and sustain unwanted scars on my legs or any part of my body for that matter. I used to argue that I could wear jeans or long-sleeved shirts to avoid such scars. I guess it wasn't enough to convince my mother to let me learn how to ride a bicycle.

So why am I babbling about this?

I was in Boni High Street last night and there's a bicycle store there. When I passed by, a young girl was nagging her father to buy her one. The store staff allowed the girl to test ride the bike that she wanted. I got so jealous. I'm 30ish and I don't know how to ride a bicycle! I suddenly remembered that 80's movie -- Rad. When I got home, I watched it. I love this movie. I remember watching it almost everyday when I was still in high school.

Rad starred Bill Allen and Lori Loughlin. The plot revolved around a local BMX rider who wanted to prove himself against all odds in a BMX race called Helltrack. The movie showcased various bicycle stunts done by professionals.

One thing I want to do whenever I want to clear my head is to take a long drive. While most people I know hate to be behind the wheel, I, on the other hand, enjoys it. I'm not actually the speed but the sense of being in control of the car and stirring it to where I want to go. I am now more curious if riding a bicycle will give me the same feeling when I'm driving.

Photo Credit: oedipusphinx


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