Last night Bill somehow convinced me to go for a ride on the back of his new motorcycle. We went out to dinner. He took me on a quick ride around the neighborhood to make sure I could handle it. I had to practice some deep breathing exercises and my back muscles were still tense.
He convinced me to go back out again today. I wanted to take some knitting so I could take pictures of it to make it seem like it fit in more if I posted about it here, but he wanted me to try it without the backpack.
Our first stop was at this little park/monument on a small island. I thought it looked kind of like he wanted to give you a high-five, though I don't know anyone tall enough to reach.
On the ride I both discovered a very uncomfortable way to sit, and how to fix it. When I was first getting on I was centering myself while the bike was still tilted a little. This caused me to be off center while we were riding and for my knee to start hurting. Once I fixed that it was a lot better. I have also started holding on to the side bar when we are stopping so I don't feel like I am just running in to him with no way to stop.
I promise there has been progress on projects. It's way too dark to get any pictures tonight, but I promise you will get some.