Over the weekend MacGyver and I went for a bike ride in the rain. I was a little jealous because MacGyver had taken me shopping and I got a new water bottle and holder and new gloves but he got new pedals with shoes that clip into them and he wouldn’t get them for me. He said I wasn’t ready.
He said he ordered toe clips for me but that I wasn’t even ready for those and we would work into them. For the record, he’s wrong. I’m totally ready. Just because he’s been riding a bike for a bazillion years and I’ve only been riding one for a few days doesn’t mean I can’t use clips because I can.
After he stopped at a light and almost ate it, I decided the toe clips would be just fine. I don’t really need those fancy shoe things right now. They seem a little complicated anyway.
Anywho, the clips haven’t come yet so it’s a mute point and it rained all day Sunday and Monday so we didn’t ride. We have gotten so much rain that MacGyver thought it was a really bad idea to try to ride. It’s really wet everywhere. Even our backyard is flooded.
This morning we woke up to more rain and then finally around 8am there was a break in the weather and it stopped raining. Since I tried running yesterday and it hurt my hip and even walking seemed to aggravate it, I really wanted to ride my bike so MacGyver and I decided to chance it and go for a quick ride.
We headed out around 8:10 this morning and luckily for us the skies turned clear and the sun even started to peek out. We headed down to Kapok Park and down to the Ream Wilson Trail and followed that all the way down to the Safety Harbor Marina.
I was feeling pretty good about the ride and making really good time too. That is until MacGyver decided to turn around on the sidewalk at the marina and head back. Apparently I’m not skilled enough to turn around on a sidewalk yet because that’s when I crashed.
And I ripped my seat.
And scraped my brake.
And I scraped my shoulder.
And I cut my knee.
And I’m so pissed that I messed up my new bike. Pissed. MacGyver said I crashed because it was wet out and he’s said we should have waited til it dried up to go out. But I know it was really because I was being over-confident and totally hit the corner of the sidewalk but don’t tell him that because he’ll never put those new toe clips on my bike.
When is the last time you crashed on a bike?
On a scale of 1-10 how confident are you on your bike?