I went for a 30 minute, late night, ride this evening. I continue to be amazed what my new Muni allows me to accomplish.
First, let me say, riding at night is a challenge. There are many bumps and holes that you don’t see, therefore reactions must be super quick or your number of UPD’s rise greatly. My UPD #'s skyrocketed tonight!
My greatest accomplishment tonight: I went 7 of 8 on “Jump Mounts.” In the past, I have never had the nerve to try a jump mount. Several times over the last couple of months I have stood behind my old 24" Schwinn and thought about trying to jump mount, but then I would remember how much I dislike crutches and emergency rooms.
Tonight, my new KH seat, with HANDLE, seemed to just say, “Jump on me”, so I did! I hit the first two attempts. Missed the 3rd, then hit the next 5 mounts. I was so excited. This may be a really easy mount for most of you, but I was so excited to realize I now have a new mount. My girls are going to have to get practicing. Ol’ Dad has got a new trick up his sleeve.
Next, I decided to try a 180 jump mount. Then, I quickly remembered how much I dislike crutches and Emerg… I even momentarily considered a “Suicide Mount”, but did not attempt if for the same reason.
I then rode up and down the curb about 10 times. Only one UPD in the bunch, but it was a great one. The kind you quickly look around to see if anyone was looking while you simultaneously pray that no one saw you.
Last, I hopped like a 20 year old. Well, maybe a fat 40 year old, but it was great hopping for this feller. I hopped in one place for 10 hops, several times. Then I hopped forward for 6 hops, 2 different times. Then I hopped back and forth over the centerline of the rode, that was really cool (no traffic, late night, country road). I am getting very little height out of my hops, but I assume with practice, I will soon be able to leap tall building in a single bound.
All in all, it was a short but extremely fun ride. I learned a couple of new tricks, and look forward to tomorrows ride already. --chirokid–