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Join Date: Apr 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 06:34PM
My most embarrassing moment of all time is the day I decided to try out my new bike when I was in college. It was the first time I rode a bike since I was 12 or 13 years old and I was so nervous, but everyone kept reassuring me that no one ever forgets how to ride a bike.
So anyway, I was following my roommate on her bike, and she had been riding back and forth to campus all year so she was speeding along ahead of me, while I proceeded with caution.
For whatever reason, she decided to ride through the commons which was the busiest and most populated section of campus, so we had cross the street and ride through a huge crowd. She zipped through with no problem, but when it was my turn, this stupid girl was walking straight towards me and she wasn't moving out of the way. Then at the last second instead of just moving to the side, she started shifting back and forth on both of her legs like she was uncertain of which way to go.
In my panic, I forgot that I had to back pedal to stop, so I took my feet off the pedals and wrecked into the bushes.
My foot got wedged between the pedals and a huge branch so I couldn't free myself. I looked up and my roommate was standing about 300 feet from me, just watching. She didn't even try to help. EVERYONE saw and in my embarrassment I busted out laughing as I struggled to get free.
Finally, this really nice guy asked if I needed help, and lifted the bike off my leg. He even pulled my bike out of the bushes for me, but I was still in shock so all I said was thank you and rode away.
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.