like a million kids around the globe, i was lucky to find a shiny red bike under the tree yesterday. i’ve been thrilled with it since the moment i laid eyes on it. it’s funky and cool and is bound to be the centerpiece for some super fun times in the future. i already have a million adventures and riding dates planned. i also have a few little details such as how to get it from my folks’ to my place (kevin clearly needs a new car…or just a bike rack, i suppose) and how/where to store it in my building. minor stuff. we also need to get his back healed up and get him one of his own.
kevin really knocked one out of the park this christmas. i feel so special and so blessed to not only be in a relationship with the most amazing man i’ve ever known, but to be absolutely spoiled by him, too. i hadn’t asked for a bike, but i have to give him props for coming up with such a great gift idea and finding one that is absolutely perfect for me. i hadn’t been on a bike in well over a decade – not one that moves at least! – but i got the chance to ride it around last night on the street where i first learned to ride and around the cul-de-sac where we played chips as kids. turns out there’s a reason they say it’s like riding a bike. it’s easy!
now i can ride my bike to the store to pick up a few groceries or take it across town to yoga class. and the basket would be perfect for a little dog. 😉
the gift came complete with basket, bell, helmet, lights and a new seat
the only thing missing is one of those miniature license plates with my name on it. my birthday is in a few days so anyone who’d like to step in here is welcome…the more exotic the license plate the better. think you can find one for me?
I can’t tell you how excited I am for you! What a fantastic and thoughtful gift. I was picturing you riding it to the grocery store and to yoga class and thinking what a perfect bike it is for you. Here’s to many years of enjoyment with your new toy. 🙂
I told Kevin “It’ll probably be a pretty cool look when I ride it while wearing my little apples.” 😉
When are you getting one? Gumboots need bikes!
Strangely, it’s totally you. 🙂
I don’t know you that well, but somehow I can totally envision you riding this. Proudly. Don’t forget the front & rear lights so you’re legal.
Haha! Your PeeWee Herman tweet cracked me (and Kevin!) up. The bell was also needed to ride on the up and up. At least that’s what the salesman told Kev. (As if I wouldn’t have a bell!?!?)
That’s awesome! And yes, totally you.
The helmet rocks! And again, yes, you will use the bell. How can you not? That’s even more totally you!
The bike turned out even better than I imagined! Yay!