It's now almost two months later. Thanks to the coldest, snowiest winter in several years I never made it back to the store. Today it finally felt like early spring, so after lunch I headed out to get my bike. I explained to the salesperson that I was looking for something I could ride for recreation, mainly on streets and paved trails. He made some suggestions, then let me do test rides out in the parking lot. After trying out a few different styles I made my decision.
When I got home I took the bike out for a ride in the neighborhood. I was a joy to feel the wind in my hair as I pedaled along. So much different than my old bike, which had geriatric gears that didn't respond immediately and a chain that tended to fall off the derailleur when I shifted. I especially appreciated the nice suspension system and cushion seat.
I'm looking forward to putting many miles on this bicycle.
Five years ago today: Benvenuti
That is a wonderful gift! And I bet it gave you spring fever, too!ReplyDelete
This afternoon was warm enough that I could be outside without a jacket. It was wonderful!Delete
Happy trails to you!ReplyDelete
Looks like a very compact bike I once had. The dropped bar was wonderful, I tootled miles around the neighborhood rounding up children. Mine was yellow. Sigh.
I think the dropped bar was one of the bike's biggest selling points. It's very easy to get on and off of.Delete
It's beautiful, congrats on the new bike!ReplyDelete
That's a great bike and will provide you with wonderful fun exercise.ReplyDelete
Wow - its a beaut. I wish you many, many happy miles together.ReplyDelete
That's a beautiful bike!ReplyDelete
I gave mine away to my dad a few years ago. The last time I rode it, it made me so dizzy for the rest of that day and the next too! It just sat in my garage for a long time after that, so when my dad asked for it, I didn't mind parting with it. Now I miss it!
That's a shame :-)Delete
Congratulations on the new bike. I'm sure you'll enjoy riding it over hill n dale.ReplyDelete
Yes, I will-once the weather gets (and stays) warmReplyDelete