Monday, March 28, 2011

Easy Rider

I got a new bike!!! This is my third new bike of my entire life. Growing up with four older brothers I was always riding hand-me-down bikes.I'll never forget the rusty old two wheeler I learned to ride on and the day I finally 'got it'. My poor dad was so patient as he pushed and ran next to me as I was mildly freaking out, begging him not to let go. Once he did and I went I never looked back. I remember going out to play with friends in the morning. We would get on our bikes and head out and not return until dinner time. Our parents rarely knew where we went and didn't seem too concerned either as long as we showed up at the table. I got my first brand new bike on Christmas of 1964.  A bright blue Schwinn, "Hollywood" model. I nearly peed in my pants when I saw it. A dream come true. That was to last me until my first marriage when I got promoted to a ten speed, red this time.Now I thought I was really living! It had a good run, I lost interest after awhile and it sat in my garage for most of my second marriage. I still have it, stored away safely in case I need it. So here we are in the now. I am approaching another birthday, so I figured I needed a model suitable for a mature but fashion- minded babe. Ha! You know I chose it because it reminded me of chocolate chip mint ice cream colors!!! Also it has one speed, go, and it has foot brakes , a bell and a basket to carry Toto.The only problem is you need to be living somewhere more or less flat. That would not be here.So my newest challenge is to find roads that keep going straight and not too much up and down. Very amusing to say the least. Today I had some serious looking dogs chasing me and if that's not motivation for hauling ass, I don't know what is. Oh well, you can't blame a girl for trying. I was really wanting this VW Bus.......
Keep on trucking!

3 comments:

  1. Very nice bike!!! It reminds me of my first bike. My grandpa bought it for me. It was sky blue and of course,had training wheels to start. I think I was seven. Glad to see you went for the extras,bell and basket. That bike would be perfect for the shore. I just might have to splurge myself!

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  2. Brings back fond memories of a fifties era childhood and a mint green bike...oh,the freedom!
    Ride on!
    Love your painted rocks!

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  3. FYI, the bike came from Walmart. A really good deal too!

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