i had to temporarily change to a mountain bike because i can lower the seat so that my feet easily reaches the ground. and i’ve replaced the knobbies with commuting slicks so the ride is much, much smoother on pavement.
it was a slow process but i wanted to get my body used to balancing a bike properly again and i wanted to improve the reaction time of my legs to keep me upright when i need to stop quickly. i feel i am making very good progress and i can finally see myself doing longer rides. yey!
today i made 1 kilometer. that is not much by my normal standards but from where i’m coming from, this kilometer is far enough from my 100- or 300-meter practice runs.
i know i can go farther. one kilometer will become two then that will become four. i’ll get there.