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How I fell in love with riding a bike | Susan Hinchey

I can’t possibly explain why, after 40 years since riding one, I suddenly bought myself a bikeIt’s over 40 years since I rode a push-bike to Saturday afternoon sport, but humans, on the whole, have been riding bicycle-like contraptions for hundreds of years. Staying upright, then steering, is not as easy as it would first appear. And maintaining that seemingly effortless forward propulsion, is a complicated mathematical equation to do with body mass and physics, which I can’t possibly explain.And I can’t possibly explain why, for reasons unknown to myself,...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 12 January