Friday, April 10, 2009

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!

One of the things I really want to get for myself is a really nice bike. I have visions of early bike rides on a still summer morning. Family excursions planed with a lunch packed for a pick-nic pit stop. Running short errands, like picking up a missing ingredient for dinner. Or just riding to ride {sigh} I used to do that when I was younger. I would hop on my bike at least once a day. It was my favorite {next to playing baseball at the park} pastime.

Oh, I forgot to mention evening and solo nighttime biking too. Just you alone, independent, left to what ever daydream popped in your head. Oh yeah, those were the days. :)

So, I want just a little piece of that back. I miss having a bike. I don't want just any bike now. I don't want to be hunched at the handlebars, or have my butt fall asleep from the pain of a tiny seat. I want an old fashioned 50's style, low bar, big wide handlebar, fatty seat bike. Yes!!! I would even like to have removable basket attachments for it. One for the front and one for the back, for the things stated above.Would I look a bit uncool? Um, maybe. Do I care? NO! I kind of stopped caring what people thought of me around the age of 17, so I don't think I'm gonna start now. :) Yes, I know that mountain bikes look cooler, but I am looking for another C word, comfort. I also like the vintage look of the touring bike, I think that's what they're called. So, at the risk of looking like this.I am saving up for my dream bike. Hopefully, I'll not have forgotten how to ride it.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

p.s. No disrespect Pee Wee. I love you man.

16 comments:

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

I have a bike just like the one pictured... its goofy, big and commfy. A basket night just be what it needs for errands and maybe a baby seat now too ;)

Looking forward to seeing you next weekend... are you ready?

Em and Ms said...

You know the saying, "...like riding a bike." I'm sure it will come back to you. I know what you mean--there's something relaxing about going for a bike ride. We want to get our bikes fixed up and a trailer for Madelyn.

debsters said...

I got a super comfortable upright bike for my birthday last year. It's like a dream. I haven't ridden it since last fall. It's turning into perfect spring riding weather though.

You won't regret making the purchase.

Amy J. said...

As soon as I read your title the song was going through my mind. You are a dang good writer! (YOu must get that from your mom)

Jennifer said...

just don't let someone steal it and put it in the basement of the alamo

Lisa said...

I think that you and I are SO alike! I have been dreaming of a bike just like that. In fact I saw one at Fred Meyer today and it made me smile. It's on my Mothers Day wish list. I had thought about putting it on my Christmas or birthday lists....but then it would have been mid-winter and not so fun. But mothers day.....right in the midst of spring....ah....the good life. Here's hoping that we BOTH get some good ol' fashioned bikes!

By the way, thanks for all your ideas with the garden! I am so excited!

One more thing.....Lizzy has an MRI in Spokane on May 8.....see you then!

Jeanette said...

My hubby has a bike that I took for a ride a while ago. A little into the ride and my tush had had it! It was painful to sit for a few days. Make sure your bike has a comfy seat-for your seat. ;)

David said...

i may not have been on a bike since my mission. sounds like fun.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Go for comfort Heidi. Nothing less. Cute and comfy.

You will love the free feeling of riding again. Good luck in saving.

Have a great Easter...

libbie said...

i think those kind of bikes are awesome! i would like one someday too!

Terri said...

We should start a moms riding club! The bike looks great and I think you totally need one!

Janice Head said...

You will be amazed at how much bikes have improved since your last bike. They now make bikes that really are intended for women to ride and fit women. You might actually be happier with something a little lighter weight and with more gears though. I totally agree on sitting upright and the cushy seat. Most men who sell bikes at bike shops don't think you should sit upright though, so beware! Also, a really fat cushy seat isn't always as comfortable as it looks. Next time you are in town you should try my bikes and see what you think.

amycolbert said...

Heidi you are too funny! Love your blog. I finally caved in and created a blog. If you want to look at it, it's colbertmemories.blogspot.com

dani said...

i would like to have one like that, too, heidi!!! i actually went to get one like that in 2000 but came home with a tandem, which i've only ridden 4 or 5 times:/
maybe this summer for my 40th b-day:)
love,
dani

David said...

best easter ever? nice.

LKP said...

so when you venture down here for a temple visit, you'll have to check out this little shop on G-Way in Richland called "Greenies". it's completely hippy, but in a good way. they have ALL SORTS of bikes that would fit your fancy...in all sorts of colors. =) now your visit is a MUST!