THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Like Riding a Bike
Like Riding a Bike
They say if
you fall off a bike you just have to get up and try again…actually that may be
a horse, but sort of the same thing applies to a bike.They also say that once you learn to ride a
bike you never forget, you know that “It’s like riding a bike” thing.
Who are "They?" I don’t know
who “They” are either, but they say you should listen to “Them.”
When I first
learned to ride a bike I fell a lot.It
was not a problem, young people may get a bruise or scratch, but they heal quickly.When I was older and rode all over town I was
a really good bike rider.I rode with friends
on the handlebar, I rode with no hands on the handlebar, I could even lean left
or right to turn without touching the handlebar.
When I was even
older, way older, it turns out it is not like riding a bike.Oh I could still ride, but a bit rickety and
with little stamina.It seems you need
stamina to ride for any length of time.I
am a bit leery of falling because at my age when you fall, things break, things
like bones, and they don’t heal very fast at my age.
though it is great exercise and a good way to reduce a carbon footprint, I got
rid of my bike and either drive or walk to get from point A to point B.
people should probably not ride bikes.It is too dangerous for most older people.Of course some old people can still ride and
it is good for them.I think every
person should know if it is safe for them to ride a bike or not.
If a lot of
old people get hurt riding a bike that is bad.Maybe the Government should protect them and
not allow old people to ride bikes.
Actually, some younger people get hurt riding bikes because they take so
many chances, and really young people do get scrapes and bruises while they are
learning.Maybe riding bikes is just not
safe.Maybe Government should lock all
bikes up until a much safer bike is invented.
riding was outlawed until a safe bike was invented, it would save a lot of
scrapes, a bunch of broken bones and even a life or two.That would be a good thing; except the
majority of the safe bike riders in the country would be denied a form of
exercise and transportation that is beneficial.
better idea would be to spend more time teaching new riders how to ride, and
suggest that everyone, including the skilled daredevil riders, wear helmets.
should probably just stay off bikes, unless they are still fit enough to ride, and then they should be extra careful.
even be a good idea for some people who are not fit enough to ride a bike to
just stay indoors and watch others ride.
can make that decision for themselves.