Over the weekend I got a new PINK bike! The very first bike I owned was a pink stingray with a white banana seat and white handle bar grips. I have so many fond memories of hot summer days spent riding my bike through the neighborhood.
I saw this particular bike about a month ago and stopped the girl who was riding it to ask what kind it was as it has a very unique shape to it. I went home and told my hubby about it, but he commented that I already have a bike that I don't ride...this is true, but if you look below you'll see THE BIKE! Any way, I was looking at one of my favorite new blogs The Beehive Cottage and there on Mary Jane's front porch was the exact bike I wanted, BUT IN PINK! So I took my laptop over to my hubby to show him the bike. He liked it and decided that would be our mission for the weekend...TO FIND THAT BIKE! What an excellent hubby I have!
I have decided that each bike has a voice of its own. This bike always says, " I am going to make you ride hard and fast. You will do no less then 15 miles per hour and maybe as much as 26. I am going to make you sweat, your muscles scream, and you'll be out of breath. You will ride me for at least 15 miles and by the time I'm done with you you'll be exhausted. This is no pleasure cruise sweetheart...I mean business."
Look at this seat that I have to sit on. Actually it's quite comfortable even though it's nearly non-existent.
Look at these pedals that I have to clamp my feet into. Sudden stops are always interesting when you forget to shift your ankle to the right and become detached from your bike.
Now look at that comfortable BIG seat and those HUGE tires.
This bike says, "hop on! Lets go for a little spin around the block. Oh, you don't have to worry about changing your clothes...that darling skirt will be just fine, but you might want to put on that sweet floral cap to keep the sun out of your eyes. Maybe we'll ride through the school yard or go over to an old neighborhood and look at all the beautiful houses and gardens. We can even stop to talk with people, pet puppy dogs, and of course we'll be able to make a trip to your favorite bakery for a scone and coffee. I'll take you places that will awaken your senses, fuel your imagination, and feed your soul. We can be gone as long as you like. When we get home you'll be refreshed and renewed."
So tell me, if you had your choice which bike would you choose