View Full Version : Just bought a bicycle. . .
03-21-2005, 03:58 PM
I haven't owned a bike in quite some time. I've been trying to decide what type of exercise equipment to purchase. . .was really hard to decide between a rebounder and a bike, but I've been wanting to get outside more and I have determined that I actually can bike to work (6 miles) using bike paths and bike routes. So I opted for the bike. . .
I biked yesterday afternoon for over 2 hours. I couldn't tell you the last time that I did any form of exercise for more than 45 minutes. . .It was great fun, I got to discover some of the awesome bike paths in the area and I ended up at the beach. . . .couldn't have asked for a better gift to have given myself on the first day of spring. . .
Just wanted to share!!
May still go the rebounder, too, as I know the health benefits are tremendous. . .I'm so glad this board is here. . .even if I don't post very often, I read the posts every day and I'm so inspired.
03-21-2005, 06:48 PM
Congrats on your new bike!! Bicycling is great--you can go a long way and see a lot of sights on a bicycle. I too am anxious to get outside. Hooray that Spring is finally here! I live in PA, and it is still chilly. My husband and I used to own a bicycle shop in Ohio. We love biking. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...
You're inspiring :) I've lost some weight but really need to move my butt :o)
03-24-2005, 11:51 AM
you are inspiring me to get my bike out of the garage!
Oh Karen, I'm getting envious...I saw that you live in CA. That was my home for 25 years before relocating to CO.
This morning, I rode my husband's bike ($10 at a pawn shop, in case anyone needs a cheap one) 8 miles to do errands. It got cold. I pedaled. It rained. I pedaled. Just after I got home, it began to snow!
Just the thought of biking in warm air, feeling the sun shine on the top of my head...I can't wait for summer! :)
03-25-2005, 03:12 PM
Thank you all for your replies! Joy - I am inspired by you out there biking in the cold and snow. I can be such a wimp sometimes - it was threatening rain yesterday, so I didn't ride my bike. . .and, of course, it didn't rain!
I just need to remember my Midwestern roots and get on that bike each day. As a kid I was always so excited when March came along because the snow would mostly melt and it would be over 40 degrees - warm enough to ride the bike again!
03-25-2005, 04:42 PM
Not that I'm bragging, Karen, but about 20 years ago, I used to ride my 12-speed to my teaching job just about every day. One morning it was 37 degrees with a windchill somewhere in the teens-below-zero, or so the superintendent of schools told me when I came in the door, stripping off my coat because I was so freakin' HOT from the exertion of riding the 5 miles from my home to school. He was just about openmouthed in astonishment that I had actually ridden my bike in that weather.
Biking is great! I'm getting my bike fixed and ready for the road this year for the first time in years. I love to ride a bike!
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