On Tuesday Brandon told Alissa she could ride his bike whenever she wanted...so long as she could get the thing started.
Yesterday B and I kept egging her on about riding the bike and finally she had time to go. So we went outside and she hopped on the bike. After brief instruction, it started right up. I threw on my helmet and glasses and the two of us headed down the street! I took her through the residential areas so we had to hit a lot of stop signs. Everyone can use practice getting in to first gear, so that's what I had her do! She only stalled a few times, but she seems to be getting the hang of it. My leg also felt pretty good with being able to put the kickstand up and down. That was my biggest problem the first time riding. I've got no hamstring or quad muscles really and the motion for the kickstand was brutal.
Tonight I'll be riding with more than 2 people for more than 100 feet. Yikes. I've never really ridden with more than 1 other person before. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little nervous. And by a little nervous, I mean a lotta nervous. I can't wait to rule the streets on Nigel instead of Suzi.
I was talking to Brandon about how I'm glad Nigel isn't up here yet. There's no way I'd be able to start him on my own and I'll be damned if I ask Brandon to kick him over for me. If I can't start him, I won't ride him...nor will anyone else. ESPECIALLY Brandon.
Off to physical therapy. Got to get this leg ready for kicking over an 850cc beast.