Between Sunday, March 24th and yesterday, Tuesday, March 26th, I found, bought, and rode a new bicycle. Huh?! What?! ...Yeah. Okay...
An unexpected sequence of events took place, and the end result was NEW BIKE.
Here, let me try to explain:
the first bike I purchased can be seen here
(I've had my eye on this bike for a whole year.)
Now, it might seem like this was in impulse purchase, and in a lot of respects it was, but like I said above, this bike has been in my mind for a whole year.
It was on sale for cheaper than I'd find it if I waited to buy it...and...well, I went for it.
I don't know what came over me, but I did it.
I couldn't take the bike home Sunday because I had my small car. I honestly did not think I'd be buying a bike. I just wanted to browse the selection, and I needed a bike lock.
Well, I bought the bike lock for 20% off, but I bought the bike too.
I will ride the thing every single chance I get in the Spring and Summer.
In the long run, I'll save money on gas.
(All this stuff I tell myself.)
Still: I needed to pick it up.
So that's what I did yesterday.
I took my mom's truck, folded down the back seats, and transported my new blue Biria home.
I got it home safely.
A neighbor walking his dogs helped me unload it.
I hopped right on and rode it to the Post Office to deliver a stamp order.
a vine video of our first ride together can be seen here
Honestly, it's the most beautiful bike. It seats my fat ass comfortably; it's wide and sturdy and strong; I'm at the most awesomely upright angle, can view the whole world around me...it's great.
I know I'm in a transition phase in my life.
I know I'm in desperate need of pinching pennies, and getting shit in order.
Maybe this wasn't the best time for a new bike purchase...
...but when I was on that bike yesterday, I couldn't. stop. smiling.
It's been a feeling winter's been denying me.
It's been a genuine feeling of peace and calm that I haven't gotten much of since the breakup,
since going back to work after Christmas Break, since - what feels like - forever.
I needed this new activity outlet.
...and I'm going to count every single bike ride toward Mission SKINS & PRITS.
Riding my new blue Biria might not be as arduous a workout as INSANITY,
but I'd call it something better: SERENITY.
♥ ♥ ♥
I look forward to sharing my new bike adeventures with you this spring and summer.