MMM – DreamBikes
Mostly Madison Mondays – a howdoyoudo from my new hometown of Madison, Wisconsin
Despite the kid and the house and feeling like I never stop moving, I do not elevate my heart rate for the recommended 30 minutes a day. This I freely acknowledge but I also admit to not caring that much. I’m in good health and I do not have a sedentary lifestyle, but I am in a rut. I am also exhausted more than I probably should be (pregnancy aside) and softer than I know should be (pregnancy aside). I refuse to pay for or go to a gym so I needed something to address the rut, glut and butt while also engaging/including my child.
Enter a weekend trip to DreamBikes:
DreamBikes is a great non-profit bike shop that sells used and donated bikes to the public. My cycling needs are casual so I was excited and determined to leave with a bike that very day.
We saw this red Trek in my size, light as a feather and gave it whirl. I write we because Kris was with me. He found the shop, knows all about sporting gear and if you sent me to a bike store alone I’d pull a Pee Wee.
This good man replaced the seat, fixed the gears, adjusted the handle bar and added pedals.
I think it’s great and pretty and shiny! Kris thinks it’s the right size, height, weight, price blah, blah, blah. SHINY! We laid down the plastic and took it home.
Why a bike?
Why do I do anything?
Weehoo! He loves it thank goodness, because that’s where we’ll be for at least 30 minutes every day, spirits and heart rates elevated.
(Helmets will be worn! This was just a test run outside the driveway.)