I am super excited about getting this baby this coming weekend!
One of the benefits of dating Fanless is that he lives on Miami Beach (literally just two blocks west of the ocean). The downside is that the beach is not really "car friendly." Parking is always a mission, and during the tourist-heavy times the traffic on the three main streets is out of hand. The majority of beach residents use either bikes or scooters (like Vespas) as their main mode of transportation.
We’ve talked about me getting my own bike forever and it’s finally going to happen! Even though Fanless has six bikes, I can’t ride any of them. One is a huge – and extremely intimidating – mountain bike, and the other five are all BMX bikes. Have you ever tried riding one of those?? You have to ride them standing up because the seats are not designed to accommodate "lady parts."
Anyway, I’m thrilled that I finally found a bike that meets all my ultra-important requirements:
1) It’s super cute
2) It’s super cheap (WalMart, yo!)
3) Hmm… no, I guess cute and cheap about covers it.
I have to admit though, that I have not been on a bicycle since I was about 18 (go ahead, do the math. I’ll wait.) Yeah, that’s like 22 years! So I’m really hoping that old cliche about "it’s just like riding a bike" is actually based on some kind of fact.
BUT, I have a really strong suspicion that it’s probably going to be a lot like this episode of “Frasier.”
P.S. Only 22 days left until I leave for my Scrap Retreat weekend in Sanibel! I really can’t wait. I need a break from the daily grind so badly. Not to mention that I haven’t seen my Scrappy Girls in forever! Seriously, I miss them.