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The weather was beautiful in Austin this weekend. It was so warm Saturday night, so Ryno was able to convince me we should practice my bike riding skills a little more. If you have ever seen the ABC tv show Modern Family, I am comprable to Gloria when Jay is trying to teach her to ride a bike (if not here is the episode). It isn't that I never learned to ride a bike; it just turns out a road bike requires better balance than the mountain bikes I road as a kid. We met up with Ryno's brother on Eastside and rode through some neighborhoods. By the end of the night I was able to ride on the streets with heavier traffic and stay safely in my designated bike lane. I also was much more comfortable reaching low to grab my breaks. The only thing I am still having difficulty with is my gears. I mentioned before that my bike is my dad's 1970's bike he rode when he first graduated from college. I love that we were able to fix it up, and that I can ride it now. However, there are a few things that are a bit of a challenge and the gears are one of those things. I think it will be fine though, once I get a better feel for it. Also, I will post a photo of it soon. I haven't ridden in daylight yet, but I will take a picture to share when I do. I thought the photo of the couple above was so sweet, and I hope that will be me and Ryno once I get the hang of it all.
Also, I wanted to leave a Happy Birthday wish for a dear friend. She has made working with horses her life, and I am so happy for her to be able to pursue her passion. We learned to ride together for a time, although she never stopped riding. I hope you have a very happy day!