Of course, some of you may think I would look like this.
Of course, I have put on a few pounds over the years. Some of you might think I look more like this.
I know some hot chicks will ask, "So you have a bike? What kind is it? Is it a Harley Dyna?"
That's a lot of frickin' gears. Rick told me to put it in third gear on the one side, and use gears, 4,5, and 6 on the other. In other words, I'll use three gears. Once I got home I took it for a ride. And you know what? I did exactly like Rick said, and it worked out just fine.
I'll admit, I hadn't been on a bike in 15 years, and hadn't exercised in .... okay it's been a bit. So a trip around the neighborhood was more than a little bit interesting. The good news is that I didn't run into any mailboxes or parked cars. I did have to yell at a squirrel to get out of my way. He waited until the last moment to do so. Furry rat.
My back is paying the price. It's been giving me trouble for the last few years, so the bumps on the trail felt like giant speed bumps. But I will hop back on the bike. The first day is always the roughest. Unless, the second day is. In which case I will take it easy, and then work hard on the third day.
I'm glad I have a bike and all, but unlike those motorcycle guys, I will never have biker chicks fawning over me. That is my only regret. That, and all those carbs.