I did it!

That’s what my son, Zander says whenever he does something we’ve made a big deal about before – like counting to twelve.

“One, two, free, four, five, six…(short pause) six, eight, nine, ten, twelve… I did it!”, followed by his own ‘Yeah!!” and clapping.  It’s cute.  We encourage it. 

On Friday, at 56th St and Mayo – I did it!  My bike odometer rolled over 1000 miles!!!  I called Stephanie.  I know, its not that big a deal for some of the cyclist out there, but I can count to twelve without skipping seven and eleven.  I did it!  And I’m very proud!

3 replies on “I did it!”

Well done, Dale. You’re riding your bicycle much faster than I’m riding my motorcycle.
Three weeks ago I bought a nifty little Kawasaki Ninja 500, the updated model of one I bought in 1990 and rode until about 2000. Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding at the Virginia DMV my license status is up in the air and I might have to take the complete motorcycle test — knowledge and skills demonstration. The skills demonstration is a bit of a hassle, not so much because of the skills, but because I’d have to have someone with a motorcycle license ride my bike to the exam site because technically I would not be qualified to ride the bike to the site myself. I don’t have any motorcycling friends in my part of the country so the logistics are going to be a little taxing. To avoid that I’m trying to work out the unfortunate misunderstanding administratively.
But I’ve got this bike, and I want to ride, and want to be practiced in the skills in case I need to take the test. And luckily an optimistic home developer paved a few miles of unused residential roadway a couple of years ago. With all of this justification and opportunity, and with a concern that riding fast and too often would attract unwanted attention, I have had four one hour practice session and have logged a total of 32 miles. A whopping 8 miles per hour! I can do the slow ride like nobody’s business.
My personal goal is to get myself licensed and riding at the speed limit before Dale logs his next thousand miles!

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