I was going through my mobile photos today to find those 3 photos:
I checked the date, it read 9-5-2010. I can’t believe it’s been that long! That day at 10 am, my first biking lesson had just begun. I am a forever thankful for Nour K for making it happen. I remember her calling me the day before: ymn.. Tomorrow be ready at 9:45, meet me at the missed call.
And so we went. We rented two bikes from the guy that displays them around the cannon in “Corniche El Mina”.
-“Is it your first time?” Ammo the owner asked.
-“Yes” I replied shyly.
-“OK, then.. Try this one”. He changed my bike because he thought the one I picked is too advanced for a beginner.I chose it because it was one of the very few than are not rusty. He gave me some instructions w left. Nour also told me not to look at my feet and look straight ahead. Only fear will make you fall. After a few rounds.. I made it!
I thought it would be much more difficult than it really was. All ppl my age learnt to bike at the age of 4. I remember I had a bike with two tiny wheels to prevent any fall. After that period I stopped biking, I’m not even sure why. when everyone laughed their heads off at “Friends” episode where Phoebe shared the same story of mine, I sympathized with her. I even cried when they got her a bike as a present…
I went with Nour for another round of practice another day. I even raced with her along the corniche & it felt great! I just haven’t been on the road where non bikers are around. I always get the facebook invitation of the event “بالأسكلة عالبسكلة” and many ppl I know attend but I always find excuses not to join them. I fear I might crash into one of them and make a scandalous scene of myself.
There’s a tour by bike this Monday. They called it the independence day bike ride. Do you think I should join?
If you’re wondering about the three photos, I tell you that a ladybug accompanied us in the first biking lesson. Nour held it and I took the photos 🙂