Facing Forty Upside Down

Finding Courage in Community – Events at Rye Y, MONDO Summit, bring neighbors together 0

Finding Courage in Community – Events at Rye Y, MONDO Summit, bring neighbors together

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in #SomeNerve Challenge, anxiety, Courage, Diving, Events, exercise, facing fears, Facing Forty Upside Down, Fear of Becoming Boring, Fear of Change, fitness, Some Nerve, Trying new things

A reader sent me a book, Courage, by Bernard Waber. On its cover is a boy (or a man) looking anxiously over the edge of a diving board.  Oh, I know this feeling well!  What strikes me about this picture is...

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Bike Maintenance 101 – in which I get my hands dirty and fix a flat to the amazement of all who know me 2

Bike Maintenance 101 – in which I get my hands dirty and fix a flat to the amazement of all who know me

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in #SomeNerve Challenge, Bicycling, facing fears, Facing Forty Upside Down, Some Nerve, Trying new things

As a beginner, overcoming the physical challenge of biking is one thing, but understanding the bike itself (how it works, how to maintain it and what to do if something goes wrong) is a whole other intimidating kettle of fish. I’ve never been a Fix It gal – I grew up in rental apartments where if something broke the response was to buzz the super. My husband’s the one who fiddles with bikes, cars, and pipes in the basement. If my car broke down I’d call AAA – what would I do if I got a flat tire on my bike?

Bike New York’s Bike Maintenance 101 class has the answer to that and a whole lot more.

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