Saturday, April 16, 2011
I'm Still Alive!! LOL
It doesn't look like it in these photos, but I WAS riding the Bike!! Walt took the photos with his phone's camera.
Well, today is our oldest daughter's 37th Birthday!! I know that I am aging, but it is so hard to fathom that my daughter is this old!! My goodness, in 3 yrs she will be 40!!!!! She is still living in the Sacramento area, so we couldn't see her. But I did get to see her both Monday and Tuesday while we were down there. So Happy Birthday Christa!! We Love You! I hope that you had a great day.....
Today, Walt and I rode the Bike to his Mom's house out in the valley East of Carson City. On the way there, we stopped at a small family owned Mexican Restaurant. We were both surprised and happy to hear that they have special rates of 25% off all meals on Saturdays for Seniors. And get this, they consider anyone aged 55 and older to be Senior Citizens!!! So we qualified! I split a meal with Walt. I had about 2/3's of a Beef Enchilada, and he had a Chili Relleno and we split the Beans and Cheese, although he had at least 3/4's of them too!! We hadn't intended to eat any dessert, but when the waitress listed a special Coconut Lemon Cheesecake, we just had to try it!! And although Walt only allowed me to have a few bites of it, let me tell you....I wish that I had the recipe for it!! Then I could figure out how to make it with less fattening ingredients!!! LOL
After leaving the Restaurant, we rode the rest of the way to his moms house, where he got off the Bike and told me to go ride around! I had assumed that he would be riding behind me, giving me tips, etc. So after I shook off my terror, I took off, and after about 10 minutes, I started to feel more comfortable on it. I ended up riding for 2 hours!! I couldn't believe that I had been gone that long, the only reason that I went back then, was because I was needing to go to the bathroom....Next time, I will need to get out into more congested traffic, and maybe get on the highway. Especially since I will be riding it by myself in a couple of weeks when we move up to Reno. Now remember that this is only the 2nd time that I have ridden the Bike! And the first time, I was riding in a school parking lot on a weekend, with no traffic and no cars in the lot!! This time, I ventured out with vehicles, just not in a congested city.....yet!!
But I wanted to get used to going through the gears, stopping, turning, etc. Especially since it is a LOT harder to turn this Bike with the Training Wheels, than it is a traditional Bike!! Plus it is a HUGE Bike, and weights about 1000 lbs. It really is too big for me. Can I ride it? Yes. But should I? Probably not. If I had my druthers, I would be on a smaller Bike. But I did ok. I didn't stall it, nor did I hit anyone, always a plus!! LOL
Well, I guess I will go for now....till next time....
Aloha My Friends :)