Can you ride a bicycle or motorbike?

@tjades (3593)
Jamaica
June 20, 2009 2:22am CST
Riding a bicycle seems simple enough but I can bearly help myself. I am not one of those who learnt to ride from childhood and we all know its easier to learn certain things as a child when we are more fearless. Can you ride a bicycle? Do you consider yourself a good cyclist? How about a motor bike... I was thrown from one once when I was a teenager. I have not been back on one since then as far as I can remember. I know guys love their motor bike but ladies will always cross a barrier. Do you own and/or ride a motor bike? Did you have any mishaps with this machinery?
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
hi, I know how to ride a bicycle and I learned how to in grade school though I did not crash and had sprains or bruises thanks LOL but I bumped into the side of the grandstand. That bicycle was a bmx. then I bought myself a mountainbike when I first worked then went biking around the city and seaside and up to the mountains but not on a rough trail. I learned how to ride a motorcycle 4 years ago but I did not anymore attempt because I almost hit a post LOL.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
To think I was told that you have not learnt to ride until you have gotten a few cuts and bruises . Thanks for sharing Sandy
@Jemina (5784)
22 Jun 09
Nope to both. Basically, both require the same principle or skill, balance, but unfortunately, I don't have it. Oh, what a shame! It's one of my greatest dreams ever since I was a child. Now I'm 34 and still chasing that illusive dream. I'll tell you what. If I get to learn to drive a motorbike or a bike I will invite the whole city to celebrate with me.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Aug 09
Some dream come true that would be uh. Thanks for sharing
@Jemina (5784)
29 Aug 09
You are right to say that only "some dreams come true" but my dream is not one of them. LOL! It's like I'm handicap in riding two-wheels.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 10
I thought I was doing well until the other day I got on my nephews bike and started doing my thing. My efforts evoked laughter from those watching and calls of 'mind you hurt yourself'. Drat
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
21 Jun 09
Well, I won a bike, and im a good cyclist, but I never rode on a bike, and Im a teen!!, surprisingly enough, I also think that bicycles are dangerous, butI know how to drive a car , I really do, most of the kids my age do, thats 13 and 14 years old, dont think its dangerous, we only drive with adult supervision, and only on the roads where there is no trafiic whatsoever, , so, o, I think that there are more accidents on motor bikes, than driving a car, so I choose the car,
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
So you play it safe jziakhan . I dont blame you at all. Coward man keeps sound bone.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
29 Aug 09
who are you calling coward man?
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 10
Oh Im just seeing this. Coward man was not meant for you in particular . Its just a local expression that is used a lot here. No name calling on my part, just applying a local expression which I considered applicable to that bit of conversation. i can tell you it is more applicable to me than you LOL
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
I have learned to use and ride a bicycle at the age of 10. By the age of 16, I already knew how to ride a motorcycle. But riding this things does not come in easily. You will always have your share of injuries. But the more you ride the more you will be careful. The important thing is to consider safety always and of course concentrate.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Aug 09
Thanks for the tips jpso. It is so much easier to learn these things when you are a child. As adults we are just not so fearless. All the best
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
I have not got on a bicycle for 50 years!! I used ot ride everywhere as a child and just loved it. Mishgaps? Oh yes, I fell off many times and once ended up in hospital with a broken arm. I was on holiday with my GM and she borrowed a bike for me to ride as I wanted to ride with my older sister to visit cousins. No one told me that to stop the bike you had to pedal backways! so of course coming down a hill I treid to brake and couldn't find the brakes so I took a tumble! Boy, was my mother mad!
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Aug 09
Ouch. I can just imagine the panick you must have felt when you realized that you were going down. 50 years.... thats a long time to have a bicycle. I know mine would not have survived so long. All the best cynthiann
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
Unfortunately, I cannot ride a bicycle or motorcycle until now... When i was a child, i envy my friends who are able to ride a bicycle... I also do not own one.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
Sailing in the same boat as myself I see . Well at least we can ride in our minds until we master it in reality
@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
21 Jun 09
Hi, I own both bicycle and motocycle and i can ride them both also. I get my motocyle to go to work and riding my bicycle at of days work in the morning at the center park city of mine with my friends. My motocylce work okay unless i have it about 10 km per days, maintaining the machine is important to have the best condition and we do not want got trouble at present days.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
Pretty active cycling life you have going there Anan . I tried riding a bicycle once again yesterday but I still have so much to learn.
@littleone3 (2065)
20 Jun 09
I use to be able to ride a bike as a child we would often go on bike rides as a family. I remember we were riding down a hill in a country lane and a car came speeding round the corner which made me lose my balance I ended up going over the handle bars right into a muddy puddle. I just happened to be wearing a white skirt. Luckily I wasn't badly hurt just a few cuts and bruises As for motorbikes I have never owned one but have been on the back of them a lot. I have injured myself on one before I was jumping off and managed to catch my leg on the exhaust which was boiling hot. After that I was a lot more careful when I dismounted from a motorbike.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
Ooouuuucchhhh... That burn must have hurt a lot. Steam and exhaust burns are really painful (well atleast steam I know about) . That accident must have been a pretty scary moment for you and your family.
@lolislol (82)
• Finland
20 Jun 09
I own a moped and 3 bicycles, i can ride them really well without problems and even perform various tricks on them. It's really not hard to ride a bicycle when you get the hang of it.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
So you can do a bitt of stunts.... Cool I like watching those stunts being performed though I hold my breath most of the time. Sometimes I feel as if I could do a bit of cycling as some excercise but I just got to learn to ride first.
• United States
20 Jun 09
I own a bicycle and learned to ride one when i was very little and remember falling many time before i got the hang of it. Now I have a bmx bike and do tricks and race my neighbors almost everyday. I do not own a motor bike but i did ride a goped( motorized scooter)once and when I tried the scooter i floored it thinking i can handle it and the scooter went fast, i then jammed the brakes and went flying over the handlebars into grass luckily.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
Oh you were so lucky indeed. Grass to the rescue . I actually usually think the same of scooters. That they are easy to ride. Tey just look so harmless and easy to ride. I'll certainly be careful when I do get on one.
• India
20 Jun 09
hi tjades... i know to ride a bicycle i learnt it when i was a small kid....initially it was very difficult but i some how managed...i used to fall very often but it was a great fun to ride my bicycle with my friends....we used to race.....on the streets and the lose had give a treat....i still ride bicycle.....and talking about motorcycle i don't know to ride the them....though i know the non gear once but the gear once are very difficult....i generally get confused and land up doing a wheelie.....or falling down....i don't own a motorbike i learn it from my friends.......the irony is that i know to drive a car but not a motor bike...........
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
My brother actually considers the motorbike a contraption that has not been completed. That means he'll never get on one becuz it will certainly throw him off. Ha ha ha.... Funny he does not think the same of bicycles which he enjoys riding.
• Malaysia
20 Jun 09
I was only able to ride a bicycle when I was 16 and that was a little embarrassing. When I try to learn to cycle I have to use my little brother's bicycle and that was for children.Somehow i felt into the drain 2 times before I manage to balance myself and started cycling around and fell when try to turn at the junction.I almost gave up when i finally managed to cycle by myself and without falling down anymore.Then i slowly try to ride a motorcycle and it was a little bit tougher than riding a bicycle.I admit it is scary to ride a motorbike rather than bicycle.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
29 Aug 09
Well I can tell you that at over 30 yrs old, to date I still cant ride well. Tried it yesterday again and provided entertainment for those looking on. Thats how bad I still am at it. Id opt for a kiddies bicycle to pratice on right now. Afterall my riding is already a source of amusement. Id just add to it while I finally get it right.
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
i can ride niether bicycle nor motorbike... and i pity myself for that
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
Seems we are in the same boat except that i do not pity myself at all. I just feel I ought to learn to ride a bike soon.
20 Jun 09
I can ride a bicycle fairly easily, and I am not too scared. I learnt to ride when I was a small child, and within a few days I could ride quite well. But then I did not ride a bicycle for a long time and now, although I have not forgotten how to ride, I am less confident. I have only ever been on the back of a motorcycle, with someone else driving. This was slightly scary, but also very fun! I quite like the idea of getting a motorcycle for myself, even though I am a girl and most people think this is weird.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
A lesson well learnt is never forgotten .
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 09
I have a push bike. I used to be an experienced cyclist. I cycled 12 miles a day in those days. My bike has 21 gears and cab get up most hills. When I was 19 I bought a moped but didn't feel safe on it. I sold it after a couple of months. I got much curtain twitching in my courtyard of cottages where I lived then.
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@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
Whoa... A hard rider you were then Great of you to share Maxi
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
hello tjaes, I used to own a bicycle when I was still young but now that I'm already old, not that old though, I don't have it anymore. But I know how to ride both bicycle and motorbike. Is the only ride that we have before. I used it in going to school , market and some errands. Before I learned riding a bike, I got some bruises for I find it hard too balance. It took me a couple of days learning to ride a bike.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
Well my brother did tell me that unless you get a few scratches while learning you would not have learnt well how to ride a bicycle. I guess by his measurement you have learnt well .
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@kalaga (550)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Hi!i don't own a bike or bicycle.i cannot ride one either.i thought of learning bicycle when i was young.i never got the chance so never learned till now.now i am thinking to try it for the first time.i don't think age matters as long as we can balance ourselves.hehe.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 09
Thats a good attitude to have as far as I am concerned . I dont see why age should stop the process but its really easier when you are younger, more flexible and less fearful. Good luck in all you do.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
4 Apr 10
I know how to ride a bicycle as well as a motorbike. In fact I have a motorbike. But I rarely use it considering that I use my car more often. As you can see, my jog entails training, with the training I bring along equipments and the bike is not big enough for me to bring along my training equipment. I also had my share of mishaps involving the bicycle and motorbike. But thankfully, they are not that serious.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 10
Thanks for sharing
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
I have learned to ride a bike when I was a child. I started driving a motorbike shortly after I was in 2nd year college. I do agree that if you start early, then it will certainly be much easier. But this does not mean that its too late. Well, I do have my share of mishap with bicycle and motorbike, but thankfully, none of them are serious.
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 10
Its good to know you suffered no serious injuries during that time. I am always told that you have not learnt to ride until you have had a few bumps and falls. I hope to prove that theory wrong.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Yes I can ride a bicycle. I have not in ages. Most kids learn at a young age to ride a bike. I was 10 when I did and it scared the crap out of me! I would like to rude a bike again but I know the tires would go flat if I got on one! I morbidly obese and that is why I don't want to ride a bike!
@tjades (3593)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 10
Hi Blue At least you learnt to ride from early. Thanks for sharing.