matt took me to harms woods for my first bike-riding lesson. i managed not to break anything, but as expected i have a long way to go…what with having very little balance to begin with and all. the wind was blowing really hard and then it started raining so we kind of had to cut things short. we went to hackney’s afterwards, completely soaked. i feel sort of ill now from being cold and eating too many fried onions, and my calves are all bruised up, but i feel like i actually accomplished something today. or at least, you know, got on the road to eventually accomplishing something someday.