How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?



The bike Stack Exchange site rolled out of beta last week. This week, it’s filled with questions such as how to gear up for winter riding and why would anyone want to ride a fixed-gear bike. The question in the title is my own. The subject is my friend. I want only the best for him. I also want him to start showing up on time.

Biking! This is reblogged for O’Leary and for Will Hines! Not the learning how to ride a bike part, but for the Bike Stack Exchange site.

I haven’t ridden a bike in maybe 6 or 7 years, but a bit of trivia about me is that I am truly awesome at riding with no hands. Like crazy good, which is weird because I am generally a mess at physical sporty stuff that involves people looking at me with their eyes.

To be honest, if I didn’t know how to ride a bike, and I was going to learn so I could ride in New York City, I’d be scared shitless.

(via khealywu)