Monday, November 22, 2010

Look out! Here she comes!

I am pleased to introduce the newest cyclist in the house: Mrs. Doohickie! She was skeptical of getting back on a bike after a fall when she was a kid, but finally decided to try it again.



We bought her a Biria Easy Boarding Top 3. She likes the fact that she doesn't have to swing her leg over the bike, but can simply step through the frame to get on.



The Biria is a pretty nice city bike. It came with fenders and a rack.



We were both delighted to find that riding a bike is just like riding a bike. Once you learn it, you don't forget it. After just a few wobbles at the bike shop, everything came back quickly. She's even quickly learning the 3-speed shifter.

For now, it's just rides around the neighborhood. Maybe eventually we'll take the bike over to the Trinity Trail or do an occasional group ride. But no hurry; just getting her on a bike is a joy.

10 comments:

Apertome said...

Excellent. It looks like she's having a blast!

Pondero said...

She looks like a great rider to me.

Because of my own recent success in getting Mrs. Pondero out pedaling, I know you are very pleased.

Doohickie said...

You too, eh? Great, ain't it?

Steve A said...

You are NOT going to make her wear that "You'd Look Hotter..." bumper sticker, are you?

Doohickie said...

No, but I *do* have another one, and I was thinking you would be a better candidate. ;-)

HeidiTri's said...

She looks awesome! I'm glad she's decided to give it a try!

Chandra said...

Good deal!

Peace :)

PennyCandy said...

I am getting out there. Slowly but surely I am getting better at it. I am still a bit afraid of falling.

Avus said...

Well done, Mrs D. Keep it up - you will love it.

Becki said...

I found your blog on BikeForums. I hang out mainly in the mountain bike forum (I'm Zephyr11 over there), but browse the other categories every so often and have been enjoying reading about you getting your wife on a bike. Good for her! Wish I could get my mother to do the same. :)