As some of you are aware I was looking to purchase an exercise bike and thank you to all who responded with advice. However in the end I have purchased a road bike. I have had it about a week had slight teething problems however all sorted.☺
Well Mr T and I have been married 39 years he is 76 years young.
Mr T suggested that he might also like a bike after having a little go on mine. For me that filled me with apprehension and dread.
Mr T has had 3 CVA''s is diabetic and has serious spinal problems so the thought of him on a bike filled me with serious apprehension.
Today we went to a country park and decided to hire a bike for MrT . I had researched the route 5k.
Firstly we had to fit the bike rack to the boot of the 4x4.😠 Omgosh ever felt you was on candid camera. I am sure the neighbours was laughing at us disagreeing wirh which way the straps went. That was just the beginning 😀
Anyway we arrived at the Country Park. Armed with his hire bike and a gungadin helmet off we went. However just before starting Mr T tucked his trouser leg into his sock.😂
Mr T hasn't been on a bike for over 60 years and around 50 years for me.
We had probably gone 200 yards with Mr T leading with me encouraging him shouting from the rear to slow down go steady be careful etc. I dare not raise my eyes they were firmly fixed to the handle bars - petrified.
We had probably travelled 250 yards when Mr T had gone from my vision. All I could see was him sat in the grass with his gungadin helmet poking up slightly visible through the grass.
What happened I asked he said I waited for you and when I stopped I forgot to put my foot down - you can imagine he toppled over still in a seated position into the long grass.
No harm done except grass stains on his knees. He said it along time since he went home with grass staines on his knees.
So we stopped for lunch we had only gone 250 yards but I was concerned his blood sugars may be out of sorts.
After lunch we got back in to the saddle. Anyway guess what - yes we made the 5k in one piece.
I am so proud of him he did so well and really enjoyed himself. And yes he now wants his own bike. 😨
Truthfully he was far better than me. Bless him. He couldn't have walked a quater of the distance he traveled on the bike. Who would have thought.
Picture is from the country park.
The day in the life of Mr and Mrs Trulyplumptious X
PS I wouldn't change a thing.😍