30 Days of Biking

The Challenge

30 Days of Biking is a project designed to get people riding their bike every day throughout April. Let me preface this by telling you that I DO know how to ride a bike and have been happily riding for the past 30 odd years – until now….. Now, I have a new gorgeous road bike – with those stupid pedals that clip your feet to them and don’t come off or go on easily, do you have these? I think I have met my kryptonite!

Status update.

Day one: I fell off

Day two: I fell off

Reflections on the start of my journey.

  • not sure I’m going to make a very good roadie – unless being a roadie involves lying on the road.
  • I don’t think I quite have the hang of clipless pedals.
  • I could potentially get a ride with Euskaltel – I do a good bleeding carrot!
  • To explain my appearance and save further humiliation I’ve told friends my husband beats me.
  • my son is now giving me tips on how to ride a bike.

Future plans

Day 3: don’t fall off. If this can not be achieved please ensure falls are in a secluded place i.e. not in front of the local coffee shop

Day 4: repeat

In the meantime I have renamed this challenge 30 Days of Crashes….


Are you doing the 30 Days of Biking? Do you ride a road bike? Tell me, is it going to get any better?!


3 responses

  1. This made me smile. I used to ride a road bike and rode it clipped in briefly. It’s now quite old and goes on my indoor trainer. Built myself a commuting bike for work and for road rides and ride with flat pedals; I feel safer with flats.

    I’m supposed to be doing 30 days of biking, but an injury has stopped me in my tracks for the time being . . . hoping I’ll be back on my bike by the weekend and will at least finish off the month!

    Good luck with the rest of the month – sure it will get easier 🙂

  2. I’d always wondered how they worked, those bikes with clip pedals, how people did when they had to stop at a crossroads, red lights or other. Looks like it’s tricky! 🙂
    I hope for you that you won’t have any more falls. Good luck with the 30 days of riding! xoxo

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