Well I’m happy to report in that I didn’t kill myself on my maiden journey.
We got up early so that there wouldn’t be much traffic on the roads and as soon as daybreak dawned we went out.
I did a few runs along the top of our street just to get used to the bike and then off we went. I didn’t take much of the scenery in because I was concentrating so much on the gears and trying to get the hang of them, After all Chopper bikes only had 3 gears and this one has 24 eek!
So this is me dressed ready for action
We soon realised that I needed a handlebar riser which has since been purchased and is on my bike ready for tomorrow along with a back mudguard. I’ve also booked it to be correctly aligned in the set up of the bike for next weekend.
I’m using the Endomondo app to track my progress and this is a screen print of what I did today.
Little journeys to start with, I have to say I did have to get off on one bank but I'm proud to say that I managed the next one. At one point i was unable to speak and I came home totally wiped out but you know what? I loved it and can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow.
I couldn’t have done any of this had it not been for Chris staying with me and talking me through the gears, He had the patience of a saint.
He saw me back into the house and made sure I was ok as I had the jelly legs syndrome when I unmounted the bike. He then went off on his own and did a further 20 mile on his own.
My under carriage is definitely a little bruised but I guess that will get used to the saddle in time.