Don't worry, I'm still going to ride my bike to work. There is just something about my new ride that makes me feel like less of a "commuter" and more like...a cruiser, just chillaxin' my way down the hill to work, you know, because it just feels good.
My commute is a joy ride now. For reals. I already enjoyed my commute but it's happier now. I smile and I don't care if I get bugs in my teeth. My beloved bike (that my cool friend designed, yes, he did) finally arrived and I rode it for the first time on Sunday. I panicked.
"Oh no. I hate this thing. What have I done?"
It felt so foreign sitting up straight & tall instead of being bent forward over a mountain bike, all sporty like. Then, after cruising around the neighborhood for a bit, stopping at the grocery store, and pulling up to a red light, it just clicked:
- I LIKE sitting up tall instead of hunched over all bent up.
- This doesn't hurt my lower back!
- I actually have the ability to move my entire upper body from side to side and take in my surroundings.
- I can see over cars, oh the visibility is fantastic!
- I can lay waaaay back.
- I feel like a movie star!
- Even better, I feel like THIS lovely movie star...
|Or maybe I feel like Kermit? #RideHappy|
Something about changing my posture and being on such a hip bike has given me a complete attitude adjustment. And I like it!
It's almost perfect - I need to order a toddler seat for the back so I can drop the little man off at school on the way in to work, cruise to the park, etc. SO. AWESOME. And the bags, they can hold a lot of wine, beer, cheese, and chocolate (as well as my lap top and all that boring stuff).
This is MY kind of mom-mobile!
|Still Life of a Bike, tribute to AJH/Age Groups Rock|