Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ride 'em Roller Girl!

I conquered yet another fear today. I learned to ride the rollers. Of course, I felt a little guilty, since those were supposed to be Rick's b-day gift, and he's only used them for about 15 minutes so far. But, then the feeling of terror overcame my feeling of guilt.

I started with one hand doing the death grip on the frame of the garage door. Then, I moved so that I could lean my left hip on the frame of the door slightly until I got rolling. Of course, I also got to practice not freaking out when I would 'bump' with the door frame. I had issues with shifting and getting all squirrely, but I was able to remove one hand from the bars briefly by the end of the hour. So, all in all, it was major progress. Hooray!

6 comments:

CyclistRick said...

Actually, it was a bit over a half hour that day, not 15 min. I will have my time on them. But I told you from the beginning I viewed the concept as a shared resource, so ride away my sweet.

And good for you in conquering the fear!

Chris said...

Good job. No roller pictures?

chatterbox said...

chris - no pix. I'll have to get cyclistrick to catch me sweating on the rollers some time soon.

Flandria said...

brave woman!

velogirl said...

yay!

Kimberly (aka. DrKim) said...

rollers are hard..did you see
marco's post with the rollers video? marcofanelli.blogspot.com

It's worth a look...and make sure you have the sound turned on so you catch his daughter's comments...