It seems a little strange... there we were, barely able to go two feet without falling over onto the asphalt and the solution we came up with was "gimme the gloves and go faster." Smarties at work me thinks. Not too much later, comments like these were flowing:
"If I had a bike like this, I'd ride it all the time." -- Nick
"This is the coolest -- ever." --Erik
And... It is a really fun ride, not that I got much time on it. The boys bickered back and forth about who got to be next. I could barely believe my ears... bickering over who got to ride a bike. (It should be said though, that Nick is seeking a new set of wheels. His honda died and went to honda heaven last night. I guess some part rusted through and the repair would have been double the car's value.)
There were a few crashes, but we only broke the rear brake cable and we're not worried about any endos on this baby.
Wish my phone did better video, but you can kind of get a sense of our difficulties.
We finally get to cruising. By dark, all three of us can speed around the giant parking lot, shift gears, run the brake and Nick even practices waving - a one man parade.