USA Trip – Canyon Bike Ride


May 16, 2015 

Hi it’s me Veronica and this is another one of my blog posts.

Can you keep secrets? I hope you can because I am about to tell you one of my most secret secrets, and it’s embarrassing to say it… I’m scared of bikes! Especially mountain bikes. But there was one day, a very special day, when that all changed.

Two months after I learned to ride my bike (I was in the US), we were going on a family bike ride in the Grand Canyon! There was supposed to be lots of rolling hills on that bike ride, and we were going to ride mountain bikes so I was not happy. When we were given our bikes, mummy got a black bike, Liam got a black bike and daddy got a black bike! So I obviously got a small black bike with only one handle brake on the right hand side.

Soon we were off “AHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I screamed! Soon I calmed down though. The whole ride there was up hill so when we got to the Grand Canyon I was puffed so we stopped to look at the view. It was magical, but there was something odd about that view… Suddenly, this sort of spark went into my heart. I took a great long stare at my bike. I remembered that when I was in Australia some people laughed at me when I rode my bike. I felt a sort of anger rage feeling but then I felt different, that memory had disappeared. I remembered that was why I was scared of bikes.

On the way back when I hopped on my bike I breathed deeply shut my eyes and pushed off the ground my bike zoomed down the hill, my eyes widened and a smile grew on my face. I zoomed past Liam and I zoomed past mummy and daddy. It felt like I was flying, “wahoo!” I zoomed all the way back to the bike park nonstop! When I had to return my bike I did not want the bike people to take my bike away.

And that’s the story of how I discovered the secret of bikes. I would tell you now but you will have to wait because that’s a different story.


USA Trip - Canyon Bike RideVeronica Handley

7 comments on "USA Trip – Canyon Bike Ride"

  1. Nena! I’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to hear all your other adventures. So excited to see you all.

  2. Auntie Elle on

    I’m hooked. You write beautifully. Can’t wait for the next one. Xx

  3. Kelly McCormick on

    So proud of you Veronica!!!


  4. Roberta McCormick on

    You have learned a valuable lesson! You go girl!

    Kelly’s mom!

  5. Grandad thinks you’re a legend!! Overcoming fear requires a lot of courage. Well done Veronica xx

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