Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I have fever!

SPRING Fever! The weather has been so nice all weekend and its carried over into the week. Jaxon and I spent as much time outside as possible. I do not want to be at work! I want to be out on my NEW BIKE!

My New Bike.

Neicy and I went Saturday morning to get our bikes that we put on layaway in February. When we put them on, there was only one in the store and they would get the other one in from the warehouse. The bikes would be there waiting for us when we were ready to pedal.

When we got there, only one of the bikes was put together and it would take them about an hour to get the other one taken care of. Ok, we’ll head over to the mall to get a Starbucks and Auntie Anne’s pretzel and be back. YUM!

Since it was the first nice day of the year, EVERYONE was out at the bike store. Getting bikes or supplies or getting their bike tuned up. It took over 2 HOURS to get Neicy’s bike put together. (Yes, it was hers because mine was sitting in the back with my name on it!) We finally got out of there with the bikes and new shorts with padding in all the right places. Neicy’s daughter and her boyfriend wanted to meet us for a ride in the afternoon.

Getting on the bike felt RIGHT. Little adjustment to the seat height, playing with the gears to see what worked for me, and then just pedaling. It was euphoric to get on the seat, push off, and get into my groove.

To feel the power of my legs pushing me, watching the road fly past, hearing the wind in my ears was heavenly. I had not realized how much I missed all this over the winter. I felt in tune with myself and the world around me.

Saturday was a short ride, just around the block of 6 miles. Sunday, we went a little farther a field for a 10-mile ride. By the end of the 10-mile ride, my butt was a little tender and I imagine if I had time to ride yesterday, it would have protested! My legs and lower back was a little stiff Sunday night but all was fine on Monday morning.

I reset my speedometer so I can track how many miles I put on the new bike. With as great as it felt this past weekend, I am hoping LOTS and LOTS of miles!

I can’t wait for Day Light Savings to come this weekend with more daylight and I can get a ride in after work.


  1. I love spring, summer, daylight savings, and sun. BRING THEM ON.

  2. YAY! A new bike for the spring! Looks like a nice one, too. I've got spring fever BIG time - here in SE Michigan it's in the upper 50's/low 60's with a balmy breeze and sunshine predicted all week.

    Just setting us up for that last snowstorm, of course ... good ol' Michigan, lol.

    Marvin D Wilson

  3. That is awesome! I love your new bike. And I know how happy you are when you are riding....so hopefully the weather keeps up and you can ride everyday!

    Are you going to train Jaxon to run next to the bike?! just wondering

  4. I want to get a bike! Great post to get me fired up to do it. And I am totally with JennyMac (hey, wouldn't that be fun?) re: Spring, Summer, sun and daylight saving shift. Screw that groundhog.

  5. nice. my boys have been all about the bikes the last few days...its been so gorgoeous. got to go rescue mine from my parents house so i can join the fun.

  6. You are making me want to get out there on a bike ride!!! I need my squeaky brakes fixed first!

  7. A new bike? You are one lucky girl! Happy cycling.

  8. Oh man, I have the fever too! But no bike. :o(

  9. Oh my. I'm jealous. Not of the bike - I haven't been on one in years and if you're not easily grossed out I'd tell you why - but of the weather and the sense of freedom. Can't wait til it's nice enough here to go for a run.


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