I had just arrived home from my first day of summer training, and my mother, a certified personal trainer, told me about the bike shed.
I was shocked.
“The bike shed is like a miniature bicycle store, only it has a bike,” she said.
She had a hunch, but I had no idea how it worked.
“I’m not a bike person, so I had to take it for a spin,” I said.
It’s a big bike shed, with two doors on each side.
The bikes sit in boxes of various sizes, and they have to be locked up for safety reasons.
I thought it would be neat to try my hand at this little workshop, so when I walked into the shed with my mom, I was a little worried.
I was nervous, but she reassured me that it was nothing to be worried about.
After we had a few hours to look at the bikes, I realized that I could probably do it.
In my second day of training, I had another ride-along with my instructor, a professional bicycle trainer named Chris, and he showed me how to put the bike in place and lock it in the shed.
He also showed me some tricks that were pretty cool.
First, he showed us how to attach the pedals to the frame.
He explained that if you were riding on the wrong side of the bike, the bike would go sideways.
Chris had the pedals in place, and I could start pedaling to the left or right, and then switch to the right or left side.
The bike was stable enough that I wasn’t hurt, but there were no problems when I tried to get on my bike with my hands on the pedals.
Then, I tried putting the headlight on the bike.
That didn’t work.
It was the first time I tried that trick.
I’m not very good at it, so the instructor didn’t want me to try it again.
But it was fun, and after the session, I decided to try putting the bike on the frame again, with Chris.
As I did that, I thought about how much easier it would have been to get the bike to stop when I wasn