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.)

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