I think she’s beautiful.
But I am also very scared.
You see, I bit the bullet the other day and decided to buy Her. And no it wasn’t on a whim that I did it.
I had a very, very long hard think about it.
Those who know me realise that me and speed don’t go together.
Oh hell. Me and hard objects in general don’t go well together (kind of like me against the hard, hard world, but literally.)
It is bad enough that I bruise easily, and worse that I am known as Calamity Siew, and for the right reasons, of course. Klutz on Wheels. The horror. Why do you think I run in the first place? At least I can avoid them trees and lampposts in time. So far. I can still slow down and make that crucial turn at the last nanosecond.
However, it is not so when I am riding. It is kinda faster. And I had always wanted to.
I didn’t bike, for several reasons. First and foremost is knowledge that myspatial knowledge is weak. This recognition, I tell you, is my contribution to the continued existence of humankind. As it is, I walk into things. And kick stuff and get bruised even whilst at the dining table. Sad. And you want me on a moving vehicle?
Then, there is that hype thingy. It’s like biking is the new golf. Most of my peers are doing it. I really didn’t want to be doing it because everyone else was. Sompah!
And some cyclists are real a*******s. I had met some less than pleasant bikers on runs and in social settings. They are real… donkeys.
Anyway, I thought it was time. And as usual did the crowd sourcing thing amongst My Wise Friends On Facebook. And shortlisted a few interesting rides. After badgering a lot of people.
That was when Kelvin, brought me over to Tay Junction where I met a very kind and patient Daniel, who took pains to explain stuff to this bimbo.
Boy, was he patient. I think he should be canonised. Kelvin too. I felt sorry for them at one point( I think I would be rolling my eyes to high heavens, like.. NOOOOOOB GET ON WITH THE PROGRAMME YOZ.)
Obviously they didn’t, else the Converses will be in their faces. Just saying.
I ended up with Bernie, and we will have to take some time to know each other. It will be like any relationship, but I think she will be fine. Us girls support each other.
But with Bernie and I being partners in crime, I will be regularly putting out PSAs to warn you guys where we will be. So please keep a lookout.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
And please. If you have time to spare, and some patience of course, ride with me. I will need help.