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Bring on the Bike

This year, at my work at least, it seems to be all about bikes.  Several of the guys ride their bikes to and from work, and the company is officially a "bicycle friendly workplace."  They're trying to encourage everyone to take up bike riding.  So for the last little while, I've been contemplating getting a bike.  I used to love riding bikes when I was a kid.  It was my main mode of transportation.  I rode it all over the neighborhood, and we had all sorts of shortcut trails through the neighborhood to get to friends houses.  But that all pretty much stopped with the whole learning to drive thing.  And now, it's been many years since I've actually ridden a bike.  Howevuh - lately I have been thinking about getting a bike.  What with the new abode, I have a little more space to store one.  Plus, I live so close to the Park now, and I could easily ride over there and do a couple of laps.  And it would be a fun way to get some physical activity in.  Mind you, never in a million years would I consider riding it to work, but it would be nice for the neighborhood.  (I can picture it now, me running to the Maverik for a diet pepsi after a ride through the park.)

Segue to last week, when I was looking at the ads that came out, and I saw that one of the stores had women's bikes on sale - super cheap.  So I got myself down to said store, just in time to find out that they had been sold out of the bikes for days, on account of their being super cheap.  What to do?  I thought maybe, but better yet, I thought I'd just wait and see if anyone I knew had a spare bike they were looking to get rid of - cheap.  That seems now to have been the best course of action.  I was talking with one of the guys today, and it seems he just happens to have a spare women's bike at his place.  His wife doesn't like to ride, and his daughter's are grown, and he'd be willing to let me borrow it for the summer, with the understanding that I actually have to commit to riding it.  So - looks like I'll have access to a bike after all.  Hooray - I think.  Maverik here I come! 


Yay! I love riding my bike and it's a great way to switch up the exercise program. Have fun!

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