Today I completed a 5K. No, not a 5-kilometer race, but 5,000 miles on my bike since my family gave it to me on Fathers’ Day 2013. Yeah, it’s hard for me to believe, too. :-)
Community is where you make it
One year ago, my family surprised me with a new bike for Fathers’ Day. They’re pretty awesome that way. :-)
Since then, I’ve ridden “Sage” quite a bit1I guess I’m awesome that way… ;-) and bragged2Or “shared personal accomplishments with close friends and family.” I like it! quite a bit on the way. Here’s my year in review.
Year two starts now. I wonder where Sage will take me. :-)
Fathers’ Day came early this year. And my family is wily. That combination turned out great for me yesterday.
Melissa invited me to Bike N’ Hike1We’ve had good experiences with Bike N’ Hike many times in the past. during lunch under the ruse of having me help her find a front wicker basket. She apparently hoped I’d want to test ride a bike I’ve had my eye on for a while. She needn’t have worried. I went prepared, taking my own helmet. Melissa and I test rode different sizes of the same bike, and
It’s probably some combination of all three.
Early yesterday evening, after being told to sit down on the couch and close my eyes, my family carried in the same bike I’d ridden during lunch and parked it in front of me. When I opened my eyes, I couldn’t believe it. I had to go on a ride with Jamison.
Today, although the forecast was wet, I biked to work. On the way home, the forecasters earned their keep and my bike was christened with rainwater.
It’s perfect! A city bike — and exactly the one I wanted. It has fenders, a rack, a bell, and even a kickstand. All I need to do is transfer over my lights and maybe my bike computer.
Now for the naming. We have a tradition of naming bikes after flowers and I’m willing to expand that to plants. I’m wavering between Sage and Lichen.2Okay, maybe I need to expand my classification to “organisms.”
What say you?