First bike ride . . .

The Springfield News-Leader has an article about people who are challenging themselves to add more physical activity to daily life. Ginny Smithberg challenged herself to go on her first bike ride in quite some time:

First time on the bike was anything but fun. "Don't touch the left brake, go slow, stay in one gear, close to the curb," I kept telling myself. Where was my old Saint Christopher's medal? You know that thing that everyone says about riding a bike? How you never forget how to do it? Well, forget that stuff! . . .

The second time out was pretty amazing. After 10 minutes, I decided to go for 30. "Try shifting," my husband suggested.

"Up or down?" I asked.

"It doesn't matter; just shift and feel the difference."

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