I still have that bike, and surprisingly, it is still in pretty good shape after all these years. So, over the weekend, I had David get the bike down from the ceiling in the garage and see if the tires would hold air. Our 12 year old son is beginning to outgrow his little bike, so I thought maybe we could see if he could ride mine.
Yay! The tires DID hold air!
Then, can you guess what happened next? I just HAD to try it out myself before letting our son give it a try. I've heard it said, once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget how. I honestly can't remember the last time I rode this bike, but I'm pretty sure it was before David and I had kids. That makes it at LEAST 17 years ago, maybe more. But, guess what? I DID remember how to ride it! Wow, I forgot how much fun it can be to ride a bike... and how good it is for getting some exercise.
The opportunities for simple enjoyment in our lives are limitless. What a fun time we had riding bikes together, remembering old times, and making new memories as well.