Riding High

 

Needed a hex key, or Allen wrench to adjust the seat on my bike to the correct height here.

Didn’t know the name of the tool used to adjust the height of the bike seat so I literally showed this picture to a neighbor, a random cashier at the store, and a coworker in order to identify it. Then I remembered to ask my dad, which definitely would have cut down on that whole process.

I’m not really a bike person.  Which is to say, I don’t know much about them. In the past I intermittently scoped out Craigslist and did my best to read up on different kinds of bikes because I eventually wanted to get one, but it kind of left me paralyzed in terms of decision making. I even had a nightmare about riding a shoddy bike on a rough patch of road where I got a punctured tire and catapulted into a pile of mud.

Naturally, I now own a couple sets of hex keys, a helmet, and the second hand bicycle I walked by the weekend before last.

Sometimes pushing an idea through to fruition  despite being not quite ready does a body good. While I highly recommend doing your research in order to optimize your chances for success, forcing a decision in order to create some forward momentum in your life can lead to interesting results…I started this blog! I have short hair! I’ve been to Canada!

I also accidentally re-attached the front wheel of my bike backwards because I didn’t know what a shift brake was. Never fear, 50 yards down the road I realized something was off kilter–and Google and I old friends. Figured that one out 😉

This is actually me practicing letting go of my desire for some unspecified level of preparedness prior to taking on new opportunities.

Not that I intend to dive blindly into impulse driven shopping sprees–the goal is to hone my cost-benefit analyses skills. I’ll spare you the spreadsheet I made that lists the pros and cons of this particular adventure, but I’m proud that I’ve already gone on a five mile bike ride and made it back home in one piece!

 

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One response to “Riding High

  1. Oh, you are so funny (and fun!) in your posts! I had heard about the bike adventure, of course, but reading it here is like a new tale!

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