Facing Fear…In Small Increments
Tomorrow, I am going down to the bike shop and picking up my shoes, getting new pedals and getting clips on my shoes. I’ve put this purchase off for a while. Partly due to expense, but mostly due to being completely terrified of not being able to unclip at the right time and falling along with my bike and sustaining some horrible injury. But…I’ll have help. They’ve agreed to show me how it all works, but when the bike shop guy says that learning to use the clips has a learning curve and that I should probably practice in a large grassy area until I get the hang of it, I get nervous. On the other hand, I’m tired of riding without the benefit of working my legs on the complete cycle of the pedals. I hope it will be like changing the filter on the pool: not that big a deal.
Which brings me to why I even started writing this post in the first place. I began writing this to try out the WordPress mobile app that allows one to post from their phone. While I haven’t exactly been afraid of this new technology, I haven’t had the time to just dink around with the app and figure it out until this afternoon…while I’m watching the kids play in the pool. So, this post is a test post of sorts. I’ve faced yet another thing, that while not frightening, was sure to be somewhat annoying or possibly tricky. So far, it just not that bad. I don’t know if posting much from my phone is all that realistic for me, but at least, once this is posted, I will have learned how to do it.
And learning something new always carries it’s own benefit.
Having said all that, the best deal of the week is that my bike is home and all fixed with an even stronger wheel than before. I don’t have to lose any more time away from my bike. I’m getting my shoes tomorrow. This weekend I’ll be riding around Portland, Oregon with my daughter and meeting up with some family members.
I’m looking forward to it, even the part about learning to use shoes with clips.
Posted on June 29, 2011, in Goals and tagged bike shop, blogging, clips, cycling shoes, iPhone, learning new things, life in gear, mobile apps, mobile blogging, ms biker babe, msbikerbabe, overcoming fear, pedals, Technology, Wordpress. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.