Pedal Power

pheebs
pheebs Member Posts: 202
edited 30. Jul 2010, 05:16 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi everyone,

I haven't posted anything for a few months, but have been logging on now and then to see what everyone is up to, and I see there are lots of new names as well as the regulars.

One of the things that I have been up to is getting on a bike. I never had a bike as a child and it's not the easiest thing to learn when you are older - for a start, it's further to fall!! But I'm hoping to be able to get the hang of it very soon - without my son running alongside giving me encouragement.

I know this may sound mad to anyone who can already ride a bike, but if I remember correctly, I think Nina had a similar problem?? Apologies if I'm wrong!! And I like the article in the current Arthritis News magazine.

Must stick at it because my son gave me a helmet for my birthday.

Best wishes to everyone and any advice welcome.

Pheebs x

Comments

  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,740
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Pheebs!!

    You are brave!

    I sort of gave up over the years, but used to be able to do it :wink:

    Practise i reckon. Kne and elbow pads will help yor confidence then just GO for it :wink:

    Good luck

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My advice is get some gloves and wear Jeans in case you fall off, the first thing you will do is put your hands out so it will save you a lot of pain from gravel rash if you do.
  • oneday
    oneday Member Posts: 1,650
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I got a bicycle a few years back having not ridden one for years. It took a while to find a comfy bike that didnt require me to stretch and damage my back. Got one from [email protected] and the make [email protected], the week before got a bike that i liked the look of and felt okay in shop but once out it was awful and uncomfortable plus it made me feel like i was going to fall off.
    My bike is lovely. I take it on hols and when walking is painful i am still free on my bike.
  • pheebs
    pheebs Member Posts: 202
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi everyone and thanks for your comments.

    I'll let you know how I get on, and no Lynne, I don't have stabilisers - my son wouldn't go out with me otherwise!!

    Thanks again,

    Pheebs x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,740
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    [, and no Lynne, I don't have stabilisers - my son wouldn't go out with me otherwise!!

    Thanks again,

    Pheebs x[/quote]

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Nice one Lynn!

    Love

    Toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx