Thursday, February 26, 2009

How I learned to ride a bicyle.

I still remember the big bicycle my father used to carry the fish from place to place to sell. That very bicycle became the first bicycle I used to learn how to ride a bicyle. As it was very heavy, it took me great effort to push it around.

At that time I was about 9 years old. It was too high for me to sit on its seat. Hence I learned to cycle by placing my right leg on the right pedal through the space of the triangular iron frame and my left leg resting on the left one. I did not know how I managed to balance it but the bicycle was moving slanting to the ground, being 45 degrees from the ground, I suppose.

How I envy children nowadays who can ride bicycles specially made for their height and convenience.

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