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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.
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    Happy belated birthday Bets!
    31 days ago
    Loved all your travels, but can relate to how fulfilling resting, reading and thrift shopping can be!

    ll Plans Coleader
    31 days ago
    That’s great, that you could honor your feelings about the bike. When you’re ready I think you’ll know.
    Nice trip, a good way to celebrate another year! Happy belated birthday to you!
    32 days ago
    Happy belated birthday!

    I'm glad you're waiting on the bike until you're ready for it and will be excited to replace yours.
    32 days ago
    It's good that the bike man wasn't pushy or too expectant and that you were comfortable postponing your decision about a new bike. As I always say, I just admire you for being so adventurous and always in pursuit of optimal fitness. I'm sure there'll come a time when you're ready to get that bike, but until then it's great to take time to get over the trauma of your scary accident and injury.

    That's Lake Tahoe?! I've never seen a picture of it and had imagined it differently. I had not imagined a beach scene, but wow--it's gorgeous! That sky! I'm glad you and your husband had a good day there. And Mt. Rainer--I've seen it only once from the Seattle airport while changing planes, and it is truly awe-inspiring. Just love that view, from the plane, I assume.

    Take care, Betsy. It's always good to read your updates. Keep on moving, and I'll try to follow in your footsteps.
    32 days ago
    Sometimes when we listen to our hearts, we realize that we do NOT have to push to always be better, stronger, faster. Maybe we just need to recover and nurture ourselves for a while. Congrats on coming to a decision that was right for you, for now. emoticon
    32 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Understandable that you'd feel ambivalent about bikes at the moment! Take your time. :-)
    32 days ago
  • SPICY23
    Progress not perfection. You will get there!

    Peace and Care
    32 days ago
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