Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
acrophobia you dont have to spend thousands of dollars on bike to have each. For instance a SS mountain bike could be made with quality parts for a couple hundred dollars if you know how to shop/barter which is half the fun.
It occurs to me that 2008 has been the Year of Acrophobia Doing Stuff She Sucks At. I mean, for example...
Skiing - I've progressed from total suckage to having a better understanding why I suck.
Skating - never put inline skates on prior to about six weeks ago. I'm still a beginner. But I've "progressed" from Beginner 1 to Beginner 4 classes, so go me! My one-foot glide still sucketh mightily.
Mountain biking - Will be going on my third ever mountain bike ride in my life on Thursday. How much do I suck? I walk my bike over little itty bitty tiny roots and still manage to fall off.
And you know what - it's been fun. Cause when you're falling on your arse, you really can't take yourself too seriously. Or anything seriously. Life's irritations seem to just melt away.
That said, I would like to work on the mountain biking and the skating, and at least get to a point of not-quite-so-tremendous suckage. The road bike is something I can use for improving all-around endurance. But if I expand the stable much more than that, I fear I'll wind up with a bunch of bikes I can't ride!