In Which We Test the Old Adage…
… That one never forgets how to ride a bicycle.
OK, I admit it is extremely difficult to test “never”.
However, I had been away from biking for a bit longer than my entire lifetime biking experience (still not saying much).
At my stage of biking (rank beginner), I wasn’t prepared to be a Winter cyclist, so I stopped, waiting for warmer weather. Then, between business travel, nasty weather when I was home, and eye surgery, I kept finding excuses to put off starting again.
So, I bit the bullet and started with an easy ride this afternoon, and rode 4.4 miles. Aside from needing to regain some stamina (and saddle callouses), I was riding just about as well as when I stopped at the beginning of Winter.
Next, I’ll try to get back to bike commuting a couple of times a week.
Fortunately, no photos were taken of the fat old guy puffing along the Rockcrest Park Bike Trail.
Posted from Rockville, Maryland, United States.