I haven't started a thread in a while so here goes.
There are 4 of 5 _______ Clan brothers living in my house , counting myself and we unfortunately have 2 cars, one of which is mine who doesn't work. Everybody else works, one of whom is on the other end of Fort Worth.
Naturally that arises an interesting problem when it comes time for me to take everybody except one to work. One works extremely close and so we decided to see if it was possible for him to ride to work, should the need ever arise.
Now, as a whole, our whole family is short. My dad probably doesn't come up to 5'7 and I think my mom is shorter or same size. However the youngest brother is really really really short. And I find out just how short, as he tries to get on the bike (my old wal-mart bike). He can barely reach the pedals and he can't touch the ground with his feet. Unfortunately the seat post has been lowered and in order to get any lower one has to cut the pipe.
He, however, is resilient and wishes to continue on. Well it is at this point that he informs me that he has never ridden a bike before. :eeks: I'm really not sure how that managed to happen in our family since we rode bikes all of our lives.
Let me tell you, that was a very very very interesting block. He kept rocking the bike to one side so bad that despite hanging onto the seat and the handlebar he nearly toppled over quite a few times. Took a bit before I realized that it was still in 3rd gear, since that's usually what i ride in, and then actually get it switched to 1st and 4th. The ride got a tad smoother unfortunately it didn't last too long. Still not sure why the heck his weight was being tossed from side to side so badly.
Needless to say, it was very interesting.
Might go by Wal-Mart this weekend and see if he wants to grab a 150 dollar bike