Friday, February 24, 2012

My new Bike

Since Simone has done such a great job learning to ride a bike Larry has been riding with her a lot these past few weeks.  Mostly to the park down the block from our house but also on longer rides about a mile away to another near by park.  Since I haven't owned a bike it like 25 years he suggested we get one for my birthday gift.  He noticed recently that Costco had received some nice bikes so we did some looking at our favorite local sporting goods store just to see what else was out there.  Of course it didn't take long to realize Costco had the best price around.  I was pretty shocked how much bikes are these days.  We purchased the bike a week before my actual birthday and Larry tucked it away in the single garage with his motorcycles.  He had hoped to take Simone with him to buy it so instead he showed it to her and told her it was a secret and a surprise for me.  He didn't think she would last the day but she managed to keep the secret and only mentioned it twice to me, without actually telling me the secret.  After she got home from school this past Tuesday they both wheeled it out and surprised me!

Yesterday we went and picked up a helmet and a basket and had every intention of riding after Simone got out of school but it was so windy yesterday we decided to wait.  It gave Larry a chance to get my basket bracket attached (its removable which I like) and adjust the seat height and handle bar position.  I took it for a few test spins in front of the house and was pleasantly surprised that yes, I still remembered how to ride a bike.  I was a bit wobbly but it came back all the same. 

Luckily for us the weather was perfect today with very little wind so we got all set and took off.  It was a great ride and the other park is really nice.  I can't wait to ride more and really look forward to riding in the evenings this summer.

If it's been awhile and you don't have a bike, get one, it really does make you feel like a kid again.

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