Almost, not quite
Monday, August 19, 2019
I almost bought a bike today. But I didn't.
Several of my friends bought new bikes this weekend - they all purchased Specialized Roubaix bikes which now replace the Ruby which is no longer being made. Different versions - some without the carbon wheels and other things which make these bikes so rideable but also quite pricey.
They mentioned to the owner of the store that another person (me) might be interested and he said he'd give me the same deal he gave them. So I went yesterday to talk to him and do a bit of test riding.
First - he was very low key, helpful and great at educating me about the bikes. I test road two different sizes on the trainer and was planning on coming back today to actually ride them on the road.
But, since yesterday, I've realized I'm not very excited about getting a new bike. Weird, huh. I finally settled on the fact that I'm not really over my accident from July and need to wait. I only got back on my bike on Friday. I road without the clip pedals. And it was okay, though I still felt nervous. Even getting on the trainer yesterday made me break out into a sweat.
So I honored my feelings and decided to wait. I hope to get out on the bike more soon, and hope to be ready to move forward.
In other news, not really news. I am another year older as of August 8. My husband and I went to Tahoe just for the day which was wonderful. It is so beautiful up there this year. I wanted to swim in the lake so we did that. It was cold but felt great.
I also spent the weekend with a friend in Seattle. That also was wonderful. I was still sick so we rested and read and went to the thrift store and ate wonderful food that she cooked. And made two trips to the vegan ice cream store! Yum.
A few pics from those trips. Another half this weekend. I didn't mind getting older. Many people don't have that option.
Hugs to all who are reading.