Monday, June 7, 2010

Bicycle! Bicycle!

I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride my bike.
I want to ride my bicycle.
I want to ride it where I like.
* thank you, Queen *

A few weeks ago, I got quite a surprise.
The hubby got home from work, starts doing something in the house, then says "oh, I left my phone in the car... could you go get it for me?"  No problem, I say, and head to the garage.
What's waiting for me there? ...a cool new road bike.

I freaked.  (and NOT in a good way)
I've looked at new bikes.  They're expensive, and I wasn't ready to plunk down a big wad of cash just to have the "latest and greatest" in bikes.
I was FINE with my 20+ year old hybrid.  In fact, that same day I had just picked it up from the bike shop after getting a tune up.
I was mad.  I wanted him to take it back.
But I didn't.
After hours of back and forth, I decided it could stay.

This past Saturday I rode in the Tour de Cure (a bike ride to support the ADA in its fight against Diabetes).
30-miles, on the new bike.
I completed the route in 2-hours, 20-minutes with 2 rest-stops in between.

I must admit.
This bike is sweet.
Faster, lighter, totally kick-ass compared to the old one.

But, I still love my 1st bike.
It did its job well and took me many places... we completed a century together, many a "Ride for Roswell", and hours and hours tooling around town.
It has a new "owner" now
... my husband!


Debi said...

What a sweet hubby you have... glad you decided to keep the bike and that you did so well in the Tour De Cure... my mom has diabetes so ffom her and me... THANK YOU!

Adrienne said...

Don't you hate it when they are right - ha ha! Sounds like the bike was one of those times ... glad to hear it is still in the family;-)

What a sweet hubbie - you keep pumpin' those pedals!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

What a neat way to present you with a gift! Ride away and enjoy every mile.