July 15, 2008

Like the end of It, but better

So, I bought a bike.

It's a Raleigh Detour 3.0, and it set me back somewhere in the range of three bills - Ben Franklin bills, doncha know. I had to get one. The Girl got hers - a 4.0 from last year's models so she didn't pay much more than I did - and I wasn't going to let her have all the fun.

And by fun I mean burning in the front of the leg just above the knee when I peddle my pudgy backside up and down the hills that I hadn't entirely noticed all around my neighborhood.

But, she's got a new job that's within biking distance of our house - 1.1 miles straight there but more likely 1.8 miles via the subdivision backroutes that'll keep her off the busy and frighteningly narrow busy street near us - so she's got to get into shape. That was she doesn't look like a soppy wet dog when she shows up to work. Won't do to have the new librarian all stinky before the morning bell rings, now will it?

And that means I'm slowly working myself into some semblance of shape, as well.

Good luck to me, folks.

And by fun, I also mean the feeling of the wind whipping past your face as you cruise down some of those big hills. Which is, admittedly, kinda awesome.

I don't think I'd been on a bike in like a dozen years, but I do dig it, man.

5 comments:

calencoriel said...

I didn't catch the Steven King reference until after I clicked on the RSS Feed to see the italics on the word IT.

Now I'm scared...I hate freaking clowns...

achilles3 said...

HELL YEAH!
Congrats!

Katydid said...

I just hope you never have to save Karlen from a coma inflicted by a supernatural/eternal deity by riding down said hills.

PHSChemGuy said...

That would be rough, Katydid...I doubt a giant spider thing will attack, however, especially after reading The Dark Tower series...

Calen...I do try to sneak things in from time to time...

coldnorthgamer said...

Congrats! Speaking of getting into shape, the lady and I finally joined a gym. My first fun ride is a 15-miler, www.tourdetonka.org, the first weekend in August.