A proper Yorkshire road….

Itโ€™s a bit tight trying to overtake here. It was even a bit tight when I cycled down here, my but was overhanging both sides of the road…..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Definitely a slow moving wide load.

My poor, much abused bike has been having a rest. Itโ€™s not had to support my massive posterior for over 15 months now. After that length of time Iโ€™m not sure if I will remember how to ride anymore. It never came naturally to me anyway. I couldnโ€™t ride until I was about 16. After years of repeated falling off I finally found a way to stay on. My left hand has to hold the handlebar with the bite force of a really annoyed crocodile. Once there that hand can never move, or the grip relaxed. If I do that then I can stay on the bike. Any other positioning of that left hand and itโ€™s increasing wobbles followed by the inevitable ground impact.

Now it feels like I might have to relearn that skill again. Thing about it is that it wonโ€™t be the only skill I will have to relearn. Relearning to recover ground before I can start to build again. Thatโ€™s the plan anyway…..

35 thoughts on “Road

  1. Oh that sky! That road! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    I think we’re ALL going to have to relearn a few skills. It’s kinda cool in a way. We’re all going to be a little socially awkward after the lockdowns. Levels the playing field.๐Ÿ˜‰

    I haven’t been on a bike in decades. I fall down at least once a week though๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ

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  2. Oh yes. Lots of relearning to be done. From changing tires to riding a bike to remembering how brakes work. But we WILL get through this all somehow, because that’s what friends do for one another. xxxxxxxxx

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  3. I love cycling and try to do half an hour’s cycling every day around our country roads. I’ve persevered and now I can stand up when going uphill. However, I don’t know how anybody can ride a bike with no hands on the handlebars though!

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  4. My oldest just learned last year too. He’s pretty coordinated but this one skill was just lost on him. His fears can get in the way sometimes. I would imagine if I were to try to ride a bike, well, I think I would like to take my first run in private. Would hate to have that debacle be seen by anyone but me!

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  5. Photos such as this make me really want to visit Yorkshire! So pretty!

    I hear you. I never was one for riding bike and even trying to get my butt out the door for a walk has proven to be a much bigger challenge this year. Ugh!

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