Guys I love you, but I have to confess, I’ve been keeping a BIG secret from you… and now that’s all about to change. As a kid I had many talents, I could dance I could (not) sing, I could play soccer and I could pretend to be Belle (and not answer to Courtney) for weeks on end, to name a few. I loved animals, and art, and (what I thought was) fashion; and was totally convinced that when I few up I would become a Spice Girl, or an Astronaut or a Princess … I couldn’t quite decide. I was pretty freakin’ cool, and I could do almost everything …. except ride a bike.
I know what you’re thinking, and this wasn’t some epic trial and failure situation that left me with a broken leg and forever fearing the beast with two wheels… Nothing somer traumatic happened that prevented me from putting my pedal to the medal, I just never learned. I guess I had other priorities, you know, like trying to figure out if I should be the Yellow or the Pink power ranger and what color bands to get on my braces (a very important decision that requires all of your attention) so I couldn’t be bothered.
Fast forward to now: I live in New York city, without a car and I walk almost everywhere. When I’m not walking I’m in an Uber, in a cab or on the subway – but sometimes when its too long to walk but too short for a car, you want options! Enter the bike! Paris (who learned to ride like a normal kid and LOVE to bike) brought up the idea of us getting bikes and starting to ride around the city this summer. When I reminded him I don’t know how to ride, we decided it was finally time to change that.
So only about twenty years later, we started this journey of me, learning to ride and will be documenting it here for you! Since a ride isn’t complete with some seriously cool gear, we got the best of the best bikes from Public Bikes (seriously, I did a lot of research on this and they are the BEST place to purchase from).
Alright bike (and helmet) check, what else does a girl need to ride in style? Why, a super cute dress and outfit from Modcloth of course! I found this darling scallop dress at Modcloth and thought, YES this is the dress I learn to ride in! The optimist in me wore heels (LOL – literally laughing about this now) but the realist in me (eh, Paris) brought keds in his backpack and we ventured deep into the West Village to ride…. or try.
All I can tell you for now about our first ride is that I fell (a lot) and that I’m covered in bruises – but more information will come soon, I promise. Oh and it will be totally worth the wait! Excited for you to take this ride with me!