Last week I was lucky enough to have my gorgeous hubby buy me a new mountain bike. I did have one but it was a guys mountain bike, and anyone that knows me I am not a tall person, and this bike was really high. I couldn’t even touch the ground when I would hop on it.
So I didn’t really use it much, actually I think I used it once in like six years. So when I got my new bike that I could actually sit on and reach the ground I was so excited.
So that night John and I went for a bike ride down to the beach, besides the fact I really haven’t ridden a bike in like 23 years, I have never had one with gears and all that fancy stuff. So a bit of practicing will be needed to get use to it.
First attempt was not bad, not good either. Sore butt after the ride and I had sore hands from gripping the handles so tight.
On the weekend we went to the shops to get me new bike seat (with the gel, so my butt doesn’t hurt) and new handlebar grips, plus the essential thing every bike needs a basket.
Then Saturday late afternoon we decided to go for a ride down to Shelley Beach, you are not suppose to ride the footpath from Manly to Shelley Beach unless its between 6pm – 9am weekends, because there is so many people that walk it. So we had good timing and there wasn’t many people to navigate around.
Sunday afternoon John thought it would be nice to go for a bike ride to Manly Dam, which isn’t that far from where we live except one massive hill to navigate on the way. Afterwards I thought that it was way too adventurous and what the hell was I thinking. After being on the bike a total of two times. But of course I didn’t think that at the time and packed our bags and off we went.
After having to walk the bike up 1/2 the hill, because my legs were still sore from the previous afternoon three hour bike ride. We got to the dam and had a rest and relaxed.
Notice the beach towel on the seat, that was cause of my sore bottom, to give it some cushioning.
Do you go for bike rides with your partner or family? Where is your favourite place to ride to?
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