The transformation began...
My crush, Audrey Fulton, said she liked me too. Wow! Nothing happened. I was too scared to reply to her but I'd been absolutely infatuated with her for six years.
|Against Dad's wishes, I played with the shifters and found out why I had five speeds. No one else in the family knew. Dad thought I'd break the bicycle. I didn't. I never considered being a cyclist but I needed to get into shape. I was skinny, too shy to talk to girls, timid. This bicycle was nice. Maybe I'd ride until I was in good enough shape to run errands without being tired. That was my plan, and it ended up being the pivotal year of my life. I discovered my world...it was huge.|