06 August 2007

A Bike of Her Own


Well, it was about time. The Mrs. gets her own hybrid and she’ll be back on the road after her fall and previous cycling disappointment. The Kelly Visage is being set up at the LBS and it will be my wife’s first bike EVER! Can you believe that? Can you believe that she never had a bike of her own as a child? Now, I’ve been married for 21 years – God Bless! – and I really never knew that my wife never had her own bike. (And I’m frankly tired of seeing her, oh so jealous, when I go out with our three children for a ride!) Well that’s been fixed. Little “Envy” that someone let us have didn’t work out for her (was in bad shape and I just don’t know how to fix her and at the LBS it will cost almost like a new one to get up and running) so the only way to get my wife cycling and to overcome her fears was to get her a decent hybrid – her size – all set up and ready to go. I’m so excited! More than her. Now I get to plan her routes, a little training, bike shopping and we’ll all get to ride together: that’s five of us – I get to carry the little critter. More on the bike shortly, once we know more about it in practice since in theory I’m pretty much okay with it as a starter bike – similar to my Specialized Crossroads. Now I’ve got to think of a name for her. Any ideas?

4 comments:

Ira F. Stone said...

It looks like a great choice. I hope she, and you, enjoy.
Ira

Alberto said...

Thanks, Ira. I am quite sure that we will all enjoy the bike very much. I think I'll schedule a family bike picnic for later this week.

C. P. said...

The first bike is the one that's remembered most. I got mine 36 years ago and can still remember the blue banana seat like it was yesterday. Enjoy!

Alberto said...

Thanks, C.P. In about one hour I'm going to pick up the bike. (Don't tell my wife but I'm gonna ride it first!)