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Something Borrowed – Bicycle

This post is inspired by the new Cap’s Westcoast Cycle opening a block away from our house.

My dream bike is a cruiser with a cool basket. I imagine myself biking to the local farmers market to pick up my weekly veggies and fruit.  So in love with my cruiser, I will spend all of my time riding it around town. Never having saved up for my own bike means I don’t have one though. My friend told me she would lend me her bike so now I have the chance to see if I still enjoy riding a bike or if this is just a daydream that should not be lived out. I borrowed her helmet but of course I have a dream helmet too.

Finally I got motivated and picked up the bike a few days ago.

I will be able to get out for a ride every few days at the very least. So far I’m feeling muscles that I forgot existed. This is not suprising because I was a teenager the last time I spent some real time on a bike. Hopefully this will help me break my weight plateau! Ahhh, dreams are a good thing. My point is that maybe we should try before we buy, save before we spend and always have a goal! Wish me luck.


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


One thought on “Something Borrowed – Bicycle

  1. Hi Stephanie:

    I love that bike! I hope you have a lot of fun riding it. I have a bike (not a pretty as that one though) and I just love to ride it. I have been looking everywhere for a wicker basket to go on it but so far no luck. I too dream of going to the market and filling the basket with fresh veggies.

    Update on the dejunking – so far we have sold two bicycles, one ceramic tile cutter, a dog carrier and four sheets of drywall. Lost of stuff has gone to goodwill and unfortunately lots of stuff had to go to the dump. The struggle continues but my basement is finally starting to look good.

    Posted by Susan | August 4, 2011, 5:54 am

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