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Monday, March 12, 2007

'Cuz basketball courts in the summer got girls there.

I didn't think you could improve on turning corners on your bike with no hands, but you can! Even better than turning corners on your bike with no hands is turning corners on your bike with no hands in front of two cute boys. I should just start thanking the judges and being gracious to the losers, 'cause this day is done and won.

9 Comments:

Blogger jens said...

You'll have to make it a regular performance so the boys know where to find you :-)

9:41 PM  
Blogger lil miss dubin said...

Leanin to the side, but you can't speed through. Two miles an hour so everybody sees you...

10:08 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Megan, you're so cool. I'd watch you ride your bike no hands all day.

Worse than turning corners on your bike with no hands: turning corners on your bike with no hands and then being surprised by a car (which was not posing a danger to you and your excellent bike control, you just weren't expecting to see it there) and falling off, removing most of the skin and what seemed like half the flesh from one knee. Luckily there were no cute boys there to see it.

2:15 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm sure some falls are in my future. I'll be grateful if I don't break an arm.

We should ride bikes out together, although it is hard to turn corners with no hands in unison.

8:42 AM  
Blogger jens said...

My little brother did some impressive performances unwittingly. He drove his bike without brakes, so when a car came by he simply used the expedient of jamming his foot in the spokes of the wheel, quickly bringing the bike to a stop with a somersault.

The surprising thing is that he did this on TWO SEPARATE occasions. He might have done it a third time had the bike survived the second. He himself, except for some pretty bad mashing of the foot, escaped uninjured.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, despite all the 1000s of miles I put on my super cool, bright yellow Treak 2300 road bike, despite the fact that I was on it for at least an hour a day during the summer for years, I never did learn to ride it with no hands. The tires were really skinny, it always just felt very precarious.

I can ride my mountain bike with no hands though.

Justin

10:08 AM  
Blogger bryn said...

"cause the day is done and won"

you win bryn's quote of the week
last week's was a guy at the conference I was at describing his boss as "a maelstrom of uselessness"

10:52 AM  
Blogger ScottM said...

There's something way too cool about no hands riding. Getting the nerve to do it the first time is way harder than doing it thereafter.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Actually, riding no hands is now my default; I prefer it to riding with hands. Chris said I was showing off, but I wasn't even thinking about it. I'd say that took a couple months to transition over, but now I sit up as soon as I have any momentum and I notice Ali does the same.

There's an S-curve (up into the alley, then back on the sidewalk) near my house that I'm working on.

11:45 AM  

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