When you’re to clumsy to ride a bike you turn it into garden art, at least that’s the case for me. I loved this bike the day I purchased it, it was bright pink with a big granny seat (to accommodate my big ole’ butt) no fancy things to learn, just get on an peddle so I thought.
For some reason I seem to always be a klutz. I always have bruises, I fall down when most people don’t and it just always seems to happen to me. Well that’s what happened to my pretty pink bike. I decided to take it into town and ride it on paved roads, I thought that would be safer than our dirt road with all the large gravel to ride over. My perfect plan lasted about 2 blocks. I fell off my bike, ripped the seat, split my head open, and my shin was bleeding. It made it worse when some lady hollers out her door, “honey you ride a bike like my 5 year old”. Hmmm, that was the end of my bike riding. I put it back into the truck and took it home.
After it sat around a few years it got rusty, and had a flat tire and before it went into the scrap heap I gave it a hit and a miss with some white spray paint, attached an freezer basket to the front and filled it with patriotic flowers.
I guess it wasn’t a total waste of money I does look nice as a planter. We have a maple tree in the middle of our circle drive and I have the bike propped up against the tree for everyone to see when they pull in. I decided after I did the pictures I should probably trim the lower branches since my kids have already backed into the bike because they couldn’t see it.
Maybe before I get another hair brained idea about purchasing a bike I should look into getting a set of training wheels.