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Major Bummer

Saturday, April 13, 2013

What started out as a wonderful morning cycling with my husband out in the country turned into a major bummer when we pulled into the carport (with me driving, of course) forgetting the bikes were in the rooftop rack. Because I'm short, and, therefore, my bike is, too, my bike got by with just minor damage to the seat. My husband's, on the other hand, was demolished when it hit the eave of the house. His favorite Cannondale lay on the car roof like a marionette - broken at every joint, cables everywhere, seat left in the driveway. Being the most wonderful husband in the world that he is, he just sighed, pulled the mangled thing out of the rack and said he was going to take a picture of it and send it to his best cycling bud and tell him he wrecked. What a sport!

Upshots: 1) We enjoyed our ride. 2) No person was injured. 3) He has another bike he can ride in the meantime. 4) When our budget allows, DH will get a brand new bike. 5) Made me sick to my stomach, putting a dent in my appetite!

As a wise woman told me once when a friend was fretting over the loss of her engagement ring, "Ain't nothing but a thang.... Life goes on."
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    So glad that what I thought was a "cycling" accident when I saw the picture was just a "cycle" accident and that nobody was hurt. Good thing he has another bike to ride so you can still get out & ride together :-) emoticon emoticon
    2196 days ago
    Oh, Sherri! I just saw this blog entry and all I can say is WOW! I am so sorry about hubby's bike, but glad it wasn't a riding accident and nobody is hurt. I love how you found the positives out of a bad situation. Hope he can get a new bike soon.
    2197 days ago
    Wow, I am impressed with hubby's reaction. I would bawl like a bike is my everything and I can't afford a new one. Thankfully no one was hurt. emoticon
    2199 days ago
    Oh Wow I'm so sorry. Glad your husband was such a good sport. You're right, they are just things and can eventually be replaced but it's still hard sometimes. But forgive yourself and move forward. Hope today is a great day!
    2199 days ago
    Oh Wow! Your husband really is a good sport with a great sense of humor. I can see how this could easily happen when they're on top of the car. At least he has another bike to ride until he gets a new one. Hope you enjoy this beautiful Sunday!

    2200 days ago
    I'm sorry this happened to your husband's bike, but the wise woman's advice is the best, 'Ain't nothing but a goes on". Absolutely love it!
    The most important things in life are beyond the material, and your man seems to know that pretty well!!! emoticon
    2200 days ago
    WOW! What amazing damage! I am glad that you had a good ride, and that your husband is a good sport about it. At least bike wasn't wrecked while you were riding it! I did do something similar -- I entered my garage with a cargo box on top -- pretty much destroyed the cargo box, which I had borrowed from a friend. Oh well. I bought him a new one. It is just stuff; or as your friend said "ain't nothing but a thang"
    2200 days ago
    I actually had cold chills while reading this. Your DH has got to be the best! I'm not sure mine would have been so calm. Glad he has a "go-to" bike. emoticon
    2200 days ago
    Oh man! Glad he was a good sport about it!
    2200 days ago
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