It's just one example of how kids are so often swayed and brainwashed by whatever the masses are doing. So afraid of standing out or being different because kids are mean and nobody likes being teased. I'm so glad that we didn't have social media back then. I was never a popular kid or a cute teen and I can only imagine what a beating social media would have given my already fragile self esteem. Getting older sucks sometimes but you couldn't pay me enough to go back to being an adolescent and if I could go back and tell my 12 year old self anything it would be to get over it because half the crap you are so worried about is truly meaningless. And mom, sorry for being such an ungrateful child.
I'm rambling. Back to bikes. My parents bought me my 3rd bike while I was in college and I rarely rode it. I'm not really sure why. I guess I just wasn't interested at the time. When we finally got a garage of our own I picked it up and brought it home but we probably should have taken the bike straight to the dumpster. I feel really bad for having never rode it but now that I want to again the thing is totally broke down. It weighs a ton. It's super old. The gears are messed up, there are cobwebs hanging off of it and the tires are flat. I think it's beyond saving.
|Um. I'm not so sure about this.|
We took the ferry to Coronado Island and rode to Burger Lounge for food. This part was pretty nerve racking because I've never rode in actual traffic before. We made a left hand turn in the street with the green traffic arrow. I was scared to follow MJ but even more scared not to. He is no stranger to 40 mph speeds in the street, but not me. As a driver I HATE being near bike riders and as a wife it freaks me out that my husband rides so fast in the streets. I think we maxed out at 10 mph the whole time and being so close to cars with so little room to navigate between them started stressing me out so I yelled ahead to go on the sidewalk. The sidewalk is safe. With our food in MJ's basket we rode back to the water and sat in the grass to eat before taking the ferry ride back to the harbor. It takes 15 minutes each way. We turned in our bikes and got ice cream. Then for some reason I really wanted a beer and drinking it while looking out at the bay was the most refreshing thing ever.
Well, I guess it's true when they say it's like riding a bike. You never forget how.