I was going through some old photos and couldn’t help but giggle a bit when I saw this. So many memories came to my mind. During my 6 months in New York City (back in 2009), I had a 3 days trip to San Francisco, California – and I LOVED that city!
So what do you do when you’re in SanFran? Of course you want to cross the Golden Gate Bridge. And what’s the best way? By bike! Oh yes, of course. If only I was the athletic kind I wish I was. I remember than even on the ramps, before actually getting to the bridge I thought I was dying already. Struggling of the non athletic traveler: while everybody is having fun I am just barely managing to breathe!
And then the bridge: man, it’s a long way to get to the other side. Then I finally found this kind of widening on the side and stopped to rest a bit. My facial expression says it all!
I am so clumsy. I am the least athletic person in the world. Shall I remind you that I broke a vertebra just trying to snowboard? Here I reminded you!
Getting to the bridge and crossing, then going back to the bike rental took a couple of hours… and surprisingly I survived! I even got my nose and forearms sunburnt. Athletic and sexy.
Sometimes I think that being a traveler and being a klutz at the same time is a problem. Hiking, climbing, cycling… Am I going to survive? Well, at least for now I did… Hey, is there anyone like me out there? Or you are all super duper trained and agile and athletic or can I still hang out with you? : )