Let me tell you how I got to meet Mihaela and Roxana. Mihaela contacted me the other day to ask me if I would be interested in becoming a Skirt Bike ambassador and if I would like to be part of the project "Cyclist Fashionista".
I was very happy that they approached me because this is a lovely project and wanted to say yes to this proposal on the spot.
The only problem was that I had no idea how to ride a bike. I was actually a little embarrassed to admit it, but I was honest with her and told her about my Achilles' heel.
To my surprise she replied that this wasn't gonna be a problem and that I could learn how to ride a bike in no time. I was like, no, no, others have tried and failed. It's just no use! I can't learn how to ride a bike.
Mihaela said that I should give it a try and come meet her and Roxana, my bike tutor, on Sunday at a Skirt Bike event.
OK. Deal! I was prepared for the worst, but hoped for the best. I arrived at the meeting point and the girls grabbed their bikes. They were very confident that I would succeed, but I was lacking the confidence and because of my doubts I couldn't do anything. I was stuck.
But then I thought to myself, these girls just met me and they believe in me, why can't I believe in myself? That's when I realized that the only one standing in the way was me and that nothing is impossible when you believe in yourself.
I now know that a positive mindset goes a long way. I am forever grateful to Skirt Bike for this bike lesson that turned out into a valuable life lesson.
If you know how to ride a bike in a fashionable way you can participate in the Skirt Bike parade that will take place on July 6th in Bucharest. The route will be Palatul Copiilor - Bd. Tineretului, Bd. Dimitrie Cantemir, Piata Unirii - Piata Universitatii - Piata Romana - Piata Victoriei - Bd. Aviatorilor - Parcul Herastrau (intrarea Pescarus).
Meeting hour: 15:00-16:00. Take off: 16:00.
P.S. Pretty soon, when I will master the bike riding technique, I am going to ride in a fashionable way too. In an outfit like the one below for example.