I can’t believe I did this for many reasons… First and foremost, I didn’t even know I knew how to ride a bike, since the last time I was on one I think it had training wheels and I was six. Second, I have had two knee surgeries this year both on the same knee and have been trying to rebuild the muscle and get flexibility back in the joint so my surgeon probably wasn’t very happy with this excursion since I’m still healing. Third, this was another experience involving a helmet and the chance that I would fall off my bike and break something else on my body was pretty high. However…. It was a BLAST!! My girlfriend Andrea and I went to Ray’s Indoor Mountain Bike Park, and we both rented bikes along with helmets, knee and elbow pads. It was only $27 per person and we were free to stay as long as they were open. The man who helped us, Derrick, was super friendly and gave us some pointers as we were riding around the complex. He kept checking in on us as he knew we were beginners and made us feel totally comfortable. The park has a number of different areas to test your skills in. Andrea and I stayed in the ‘novice’ and ‘beginner’ section and built our confidence there. We did watch in awe of some of the riders in the foam pit where they were doing back flips on their bikes. SO COOL! I can’t believe we did it and lived to tell about it. It is pretty scary when you get a little speed going and are going over ramps and hills and other obstacles. This was a super fun adventure and I am so proud of myself for going outside of my comfort zone and trying something new!
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