On my walk to day I thought about the bike I want. I have two in mind- a regular bike or a tricycle. Both have pros and cons. These include storage and transportation, safety, ect, ect.
After my walk I looked at bikes at Target. They have a blue one that reminds me of my 1st bike. Standing there looking at it I just had so many fond memories of my grandparents buying my blue bike with a banana seat, riding around my yard and even crashing into a plum tree. The freedom of riding. I would have bought that baby on the spot!
I delayed gratification-EVEN though it was assembled and ready to go, Even though several accessories were on clearance, EVEN though I had a vehicle that would get it home...
There are reasons why I walked away..
1-when I get this bike I want it to be EXACTLY what I want color and style wise
2-I want to research what will be best for me
3- I want to have all the transportation (to bike tracks) and storage planned.
4-I want this to be something that I will use and enjoy-not clutter to replace what I have DECLUTTERED with Flylady
5- I want it to be a reward for accomplishing my goals.
My sweetie and I went to lunch across the street and discussed the bike vs. tricycle thing.He made some good points for the tricycle...
safety being 1st. I have had open heart surgery and take blood thinners so it is important to avoid cuts and bruises--like one might get from falling off a regular bike :)
He pointed out that I have balance isuues--SOOO true!
And he helped me sort out the storage issue-we can use the back patio where it would be out of the elements.
There is still the issue of transporting it. I want to be able to get this thing to the bike trails nearby-and maybe even take it on trips. We would either have to install a trailer hitch AND bike rack or be able to fit INSIDE the SUV. I doubt that last part would work AT ALL!
So, I am feeling good about the trike. Balance is a HUGE issue, mostly I don't want him to worry about me, oh yeah and I am terrified of falling LOL.
I'm excited about the prospect of doing this! But cautious too, as I can be flighty :)
I like the red scwinn-- maybe I would call her RUBY.
Or the blue--Blue Belle? Betty? The BEAST?