Do You Know How To Ride a Bike?

@magallon (17750)
Philippines
June 28, 2016 9:21pm CST
When I was in my high school days, I tried to learn how to bike. But because I am really scared to fall and get scratches or cuts, I was not able to learn it. Now, I envy my sister and friends and those people who knows how to bike. Cycling is one of the best exercises. It helps us burn fats, reduces our risk of heart disease and it also increases our brain power. My brother who has diabetes makes cycling as his daily exercise. If only I could ride a bike, then I could also enjoy the feeling of biking to anywhere I want. Photo credit to pinterest.com
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@sharon6345 (118267)
• United States
29 Jun 16
I ride this bike just about everywhere I go. I love bikes and you're right they are good to have. You could always learn though. take the bumps and cuts it's worth it.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
That's a nice bike. Hope I can still learn it. My joints ache already, I think it will be difficult for me now. Though I really like to learn.
@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Jun 16
I learned to ride a bike when I was still 5 years old because all my siblings knew it, so that was a great challenge for me to know how to ride it and I successfully ride a bike.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
That's good. Do you still bike until today?
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Jun 16
@magallon Yes, I still do it but not regularly because walking is my daily exercise and it is very easy.
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@acelawrites (10929)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
It is also one of my frustrations, so to be able to ride a bike, I asked a machine shop to customize a trike, an adult bike with three wheels for me. I am using it every morning for my exercise. It is also available online or in some second-hand bike stores; some sells new ones too. I will post it here next time.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Thanks. Maybe that's what I need too.
@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Jun 16
@acelawrites, how much do you spend for customizing a trike? I saw this before but now, I haven't.
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@acelawrites (10929)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@ida123 It's almost Php 10,000. I have seen in the Amazon, they are selling it at P14,000 plus shipping fee. We bought a surplus folding bike from a used bike store then we asked a shop to make it into a trike.
@Lucky15 (33439)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I learn to get into one at the age of 6 and scars are.still obvious. Lol
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
That's what I am afraid of and that's the reason also why I did not learn to bike.
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@TRBRocks420 (73591)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Jun 16
You can still learn, it's really not that hard and, once you do you will never forget and, as long as you take it slow, you won't fall.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Wow, thank you. Maybe, I just have to overcome my fears.
@Mike197602 (13363)
• Worcester, England
29 Jun 16
It's never too late to learn. Just learn as a kid would, there's no shame in it. Get a bike and put stabilisers on it. Then after you get the hang of it take the stabilisers off. You just need to overcome your fear of falling off.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Thanks for the good advice. Maybe I could try that .
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@responsiveme (14461)
• India
29 Jun 16
I do, its all you say.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
It's good that you know how to ride it.
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I think I was five when I learned how to ride a bike. I had lots of bruises and wounds before I finally learned how to balance on my own. The worst was on my stomach.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I am really afraid to get bruises and scars. I think it's better not to try it especially now that I am in the middle age stage.
@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@magallon Maybe you can try the e-bike, or the e-trike (not sure if that's the right term). It is rechargeable and won't need gas. They have those with three wheels. I think it's e-trike.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@brokenbee I think I' have to try the one with stabilizers. Maybe by starting with it, I can learn how to ride a bike.
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• China
29 Jun 16
Many persons can't ride a bike.I remember I tumbled sometimes for learning bike.Later I can ride it well.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
So I think you really have to get bruises first before you can learn it, right?
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• China
29 Jun 16
@magallon yes.But if you do exercise the bike careful.You can avoid it.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@1210800460 It's a good exercise. Yes, we have to be careful when biking.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
yes i know how to ride in a bike.when i was a kid i don't know am afraid to fall or cut.but when i get bigger i already know, actually every saturday i use my bicycle to go to the office
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Go to the office, on Saturday?
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@magallon yes i use to ride in my bike,we are still open on Saturday,Sunday is only my dayoff, and every Sunday i do my biking as an exercise
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
@ilocosboy Oh I see. Biking is really a good exercise.
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• Austin, Texas
29 Jun 16
No I don't know how to ride a bike. But that didn't stop my kids from teaching themselves how to ride a bike. I can't swim either. But most of my kids taught themselves how to swim as well. Riding a bike and swimming are really good life skills to have. If you can't, that's OK. But if you can, that's much better! I'm OK with getting on those stationary exercise bikes though.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Same with me. I also don't know how to swim. I don't have the courage to really learn.
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@teamfreak16 (40499)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Jun 16
It's never too late to learn. Take your bike to someplace with a lot of grass and practice there. It's soft to land on, and you aren't going to get a lot of speed while on the grass.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
That's what we did before. My sister holds the back of the bike and slowly release it. But I can't even balance the bike..... lol
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@gichrys (103)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
I ride my bicycle every afternoon after work. Use long pants or protective gear when learning how to use a bike its never too late yet.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
Maybe I should start with small bikes first.
@rina110383 (24145)
29 Jun 16
When I was a kid, I used to ride a bike.
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@magallon (17750)
• Philippines
29 Jun 16
My son learned to bike by himself. I was surprised when I saw him biking.
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@shivamani10 (11131)
• Hyderabad, India
29 Jun 16
yes. Learning is not a problem.