Behold, the green and purple patches of honor!

I took the bike out a few days ago to get my first real lesson in – just me, Jeff, and the construction guys working next door.

My new mantra: I embrace humiliation. At least then it can’t get in my way.  

At first, getting both feet on the pedals at the same time was unbelievably hard. It was very pedal-stop-pedal-stop. But then something clicked, and I actually caught the second pedal with my other foot and MOVED FORWARD. 

It was wobbly, but then I pushed my other foot up and over, and I WAS RIDING! 

Riding in lines, because I can’t turn yet, but still. Riding!

This is so exciting.