Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Why didn't anyone tell me you could accessorize with a bike?
As the weather continues to get nicer and the days longer, I slowly start my journey back from Hibernation. The urge to get outside and enjoy the sunshine grows. Due to lack of motivation I've never quite gotten around to getting a drivers licence, so trying to get around town is quite a pain. So, on Sunday I decided to invest in some wheels. The last time I rode a bike I think I was in the neighbourhood of about 15 years ago. My last bike quite possibly had pink hearts on it. Needless to say the first ride was a bit painful. (doesn't help that I live at the top of a rather large hill) But it was still really enjoyable (especially the downhill part) Knowing nothing about bikes I chose the prettiest one in my price range and then asked the guy at the store if it was decent. My friend at work me asked which type of bike I bought, my reply "a blue one." Fortunately he's a little more knowledgeable then I am, so he helped me out and made a bunch of suggestions about how to care for my bike and more importantly tips about how to make the seat be not such a pain in the arse. Literally. So now I'm looking forward to leisurely rides through the city and accessorizing my bike. First on my list: a pretty basket. Then a bell. And to top it off, streamers for the handlebars!