This (cycling) life - A Perth Rider's Perspective

This (cycling) life - A Perth Rider's Perspective

Postby Aushiker » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:50 pm

I AM 71; 67 years ago I took my first bike ride, wobbling down the sandy back lane of a tiny goldfields town. There were no training wheels, just my brother's steadying hand under the saddle. At age seven I was given a bike of my own - much used and in need of paint, but priceless.

My bikes progressed from being the proud means to an illusory independence at 10 to an embarrassment in adolescence. In between, I delivered the afternoon newspaper, chucked broggies in slippery riverside tracks, prowled distant neighbourhoods - and dinkied my sister to the Saturday afternoon movies....

Balance in The Australian.

"Pedal-pounding pounce" - D. Fluellen - West Australian 13/1/14
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