Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I got a bike!

At last, the day we had all been waiting for arrived! On our way to the swimming pool this morning, Graham and I made an unscheduled stop at a charity shop and this beauty was sitting just inside the door at a bargain price! Graham bought it for my birthday (actually it's for my last two birthdays since we have been looking for so long). Thank you, Graham! Isn't she a beauty? I'm thinking of calling her Hillary in the hope it will encourage her to take me up hills more easily but I haven't quite decided yet. Any suggestions? 

We took my new bike (my new bike!) to the park for a test cycle this afternoon. Bearing in mind that I haven't been on a bike for half my life (yes, half my life) I think I did rather well. I was a bit wobbly and quite scared going down hills. I also had never used gears before so that was a bit tricky for me. Seems the old adage is true - you really do never forget how to ride a bike (you just get a bit rusty and quite frightened). I did get glimpses of that pure bike thrill so I'm looking forward to trying it out again - if my thighs will let me!


  1. I love the idea of naming your bike. Being in the US I was like she must really like Hillary Clinton but you are not in the US so it just gave me a giggle.

    Enjoy your bike.


  2. Nope, definitely nothing to do with that Hillary... Thank you so much for leaving the first ever comment on my blog!


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