For months afterwards I kept practicing, and practicing...and practing...until I realized it wasn't going to happen. Unlike 95% of the planet, I am literally incapable of riding a bike.
Now, ten years on, finally in an actual city where biking is the most efficient form of transportation, I tried learning again...and again...and again.
To put this into perspective, I was on varsity basketball, I've played football without pads (which was stupid, and resulted in many of my friends breaking things), so I'm decently coordinated and I'm not afraid of injury (of which I have many nagging ones).
So why the fuck can't I learn this? More importantly, who the fuck thought creating a thin band of metal with two threadbare wheels to support you was a good idea? And how can people ride bikes so easily, without breaking a sweat--that's what I want to know. How can you possibly balance on these things without every molecule of conscious effort?
Help me, pulease.