Electra’s Maiden Voyage

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2021, May 3, Electra on the shore of Bolsa Chica State Beach.

The training wheels worked great on my neighborhood spin yesterday (3 miles) so today I took Electra on her maiden voyage: Sunset Beach, then through Bolsa Chica State Beach, Huntington Dog Beach, Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach and business districts of Surf City (20 miles). It is good to be back in the saddle of a two-wheeler, but it’ll be better when I remove the training wheels and speed restrictions. For today, I learned about shifting my weight due to crowns in the roads; I also learned that greater speed requires less weight shifting. I knew these things before and did them without thinking, but the training wheels make me more aware. The last time I used training wheels, I was 3-4 and don’t remember the details. True, I tried training wheels in 2017 but they didn’t fit the mountain bike, so I broke a hip… These new training wheels fit Electra allowing me to ride in bike lanes to and from the beach.