The Guardian: How I fell in love with riding a bike

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The Guardian: How I fell in love with riding a bike

Postby Thoglette » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:39 pm

How I fell in love with riding a bike
A nice tale.
Susan Hinchey, The Guardian wrote:I can’t possibly explain why, after 40 years since riding one, I suddenly bought myself a bike
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Before I bought the bike in 2016, I resisted and reasoned. I was in my sixth decade and therefore too old to start something new and potentially dangerous. My dodgy back and recurring pelvis injury made me wonder: would my body cope with this new activity? Would I outlay hundreds of dollars, only to have the thing sit in the garage, goading me every time I walked past, until eventually rusting to death? Would I be safe on the roads? And would it be any fun on my own, or just a figment of some childhood imaginings? Zig-zagging the white lines of rough bitumen with my younger sister often ended up with one of us nursing bloodied knees and elbows.
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