Friday, June 24, 2011

A Bicycle Built For...

 I'm thinking about buying a bicycle this weekend.

When we were down at the beach, cyclists kept catching my eye. And, I keep seeing how cute my friends look pedaling around....

Jenni is extra "Speedy" on two-wheels, isn't she?

Monty was clearly born to ride.

Photo-ops, though the above are pretty presh, arent  the reason I have bikes on the brain. I'm trying {yet again!} to find hobbies {because reading, writing and wine tasting don't produce real calorie burn} that will help in my efforts to slim down. I need fun exercise. I think a bike is the way to go.

If I still lived on Capitol Hill, I wouldn't need my own bike. D.C. has a really great bike share.

But, alas, I live in the 'burbs. Still...all of my town is connected by trails and greenspace, so...biking would be a fun way to squeeze in some exercise without having to slow down traffic the way some DC bikers do morning and night during the middle of rush hour while pulling small children behind in bike trailors WTF! often do. In my head I'll ride on the weekends to my nail place. When Dan's grilling and we realize we need an extra ear of corn, I'll just hope on my cruiser and head to the store. I'm not aiming to Livestrong or anything, so don't think Lance Armstrong., happy, stylish lady from a tampon ad.

Minus the socks.

I need a bicycle built for an out-of-shape 30-something that doesn't require any fancy gear changing, but comes, preferably, with a basket.


Dee Stephens said...

You know I have a bike! That's what I asked for on my birthday last year and Brad produced. When Brad still had his bike,(RIP VA Creeper Trail),we would ride the greenways and such around here. In fact, you've inspired me to ride this weekend! I think you should get a hybrid with a basket :)

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

Have I told you lately that I love you-ha! We were just talking about dusting off our bikes to cruise around this weekend, probably won't happensince I haven't ridden my bike in the three years I have lived here. Let me know if you find your cruiser with a basket!

Cassie said...

Do it! Although I feel like the biggest dork on my bike it's still excercise...


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