I had forgotten how freeing it is to get on a bicycle and just peddle away. I just came back from my 5 mile ride through my neighborhood. I absolutely love riding my bike..I feel like a kid again when I am tooling around. The wind in my hair..the sun shining, the birds singing. Why I tell you it's just wonderful. I even have a Hello Kitty bell and streamers. I'm thinking I definitely need a basket in the front with flowers on it.
My husband "won" this bike at a garage sale. The woman had a contest whoever spent the most at her sale, would win this practically new beach cruiser complete with bell and streamers. He spent $40 at her sale, which is A LOT for a garage sale and hence we are the proud owners of the bike.
It's been sitting in the shed for like a year, but lately I've decided to take her out. Now I am addicted to it. I always rode a bike growing up..it was my main mode of transportation when I was a kid. See, back in the day, our Moms didn't drive us everywhere. All friends and most activities were either a short walk or a bike ride away. We were so free to come and go as we pleased.and we did. Summertime was an invitation to leave the house at 8..come back at 12 for lunch and leave again until 5. Friends homes provided bathroom and koolaid breaks. The streets were safe and the days long and sunny. No cares...can you imagine allowing your kid today to leave your home on foot or bike for 4 hours at a stretch? No cell phone..no idea where they are? What a shame that those halcyon days are gone.
In any case. just some ramblings...TGIF my friends and have a glorious weekend. The weather continues to be awesome here, so I will head to the beach for my weekend respite. Have a good one..