Z and I bought a bike today. It’s not all that I hoped and dreamed. I had such lovely images of myself cycling along the left sides of roads, putting my arms out to signal turns, shortening my trip to the City Centre by 15 minutes. I feel so unsafe on our bike. It’s small and cute but just awful to ride. I realize I haven’t ridden a bike in several years, but I don’t remember being so terrified or the bike being so shaky. We’re planning to trade it. Soon. I nearly rode into a pillar today.