daisyfuck wrote:I want to ride a bike so bad. Granted, I want a bike so bad too. I used to love riding mine for hours before my dad threw it away as I got older.
It's lame, but even though I love the idea of riding a bike to go from place to place, I'm a really socially anxious person, and around where I live if I decide to walk someplace, I'm almost always harassed by guys screaming shit from their cars at me or men in cars slowing down next to me and acting like chauvinistic pricks. Whether it be about my tits, ass, hair, piercings, whatever. It gets me really nervous.
But that's when I'm walking and have a slower means of travel than a car, which makes me feel cornered. Maybe a bike would be better.
that's the thing about walking...dumb asses always have to yell when they see someone walking...it's just the thing to do. whether you can understand them or not. i got that shit too. i wish i would've started riding sooner. like anna said it's easy to find a used bike somewhere because unfortunately people are so in and out of bikes. i'm about to get another one actually, an old royce union women's bike for $13! i think all it needs is a chain. it's like a 3 speed, but it looks like a fixed gear. i'm sorry, but i don't think i could be a bike snob with a fixed gear. or maybe i could because i hardly change gears. it's just harder riding on those thin ass tires. sure riding up hill stucks, but you get used to it and riding down hill...riding down hill is just fuck....nothin' like it...unless you ride over a bunch of bumps lmao.