While musing over the ridiculous gas prices and my close friend's motivations to be more environmentally friendly, I decided to spend the rest of my birthday money on a bike. I have the advantage of living only a couple of miles from my work and have decided it might be fun to cycle into work a couple of times a week. Of course, there's also the advantage of possibly losing a few pounds along the way.
So, yesterday I went out and made my purchase and I am now the proud owner of my first bike since I was 13 years old. A very nice man in the parking lot outside K-Mart helped me remove the front wheel so that I could get the darn thing in my car and then last night my husband bust out his hex wrenches and tweaked my brakes and seat so that everything is now in perfect working order. (I'm just really grateful that he even knows what he's doing because to be honest I have no clue). I then trotted off to Target to get a helmet, air pump and a lock. It has to be said, it was very hard to resist buying streamers, a little white basket with flowers on it and the bell that said "I love my bike" - I might have to put those on my "to buy later" list!
Tomorrow, I plan on making the trek into work looking like a total dork (bright red helmet and sweatpants should do it) but at the same time feeling like a little kid with a shiny new toy. =)