Well, after 7 years of living with a cyclist (commuter/roady/grocery carrier) the biggest scaredy-cat in all of the cosmos (that'd be me) finally boarded a brompton and learnt not to fall off.

 

Amazingly (to me at least, but probably not to normal people) it only took me 6 days to go from sitting on a stationary brompton (with my feet only fleetingly leaving the ground) to pedaling from my trainer's view.

 

I am on now at Day 3 of (wobbly and not very controlled) riding - but least my legs are going around (as are the wheels) and I haven't crashed  - although there are still a few stop/starts especially if I think I am too close to...well anything (posts, bumps, slopes, grates etc).

 

So, here I am...trying to be a cycle-chick, rather than just a plain chicken.

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Comment by Edward Re on January 4, 2011 at 7:37pm
Congratulations Bicycle Belle! Keep it up! It's a small victory over the oil companies.
Comment by Bill Parker on January 4, 2011 at 7:56pm
Great stuff, the (almost) only thing you need to remember is to look at where you want to go and the rest is (almost) automatic. Of course the almost is the tricky bit, but you are 80% there now.
Comment by Michael S. (Boxhead) on January 4, 2011 at 8:03pm
Very cool. Just keep pedalling, just keep pedalling.
Comment by CM on January 4, 2011 at 8:29pm
Brompton eh?  Good taste!
Comment by Dan on January 4, 2011 at 8:38pm
Fantastic! Welcome to a world of fun. Warning: it can get addictive...
Comment by Bob Moore on January 4, 2011 at 9:32pm
Did you see Naomi's post on the Brompton World Championship?
Comment by Elaena on January 5, 2011 at 10:17am
Congratulations Bicycle Belle - what a great way to start the new year!

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