Saturday, August 9, 2014

Healthy Fun

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Getting acquainted with my new bicycle.

I remember my first bike as a young child. It was actually my brother's bike, but he never learned to ride it. So I did. I loved it so much that I even rode it through a snowstorm when I was ten years old. After moving to rural Texas, life was even better with a bicycle. Adventures were limitless. 

Throughout my adulthood, there wasn't much time for bicycle riding. Then health issues actually prevented it. It has been many years since I was able to ride a bicycle. Many joint replacements (and short stature) made it more than difficult to find a bicycle both practical and safe. 

Finally it seems there is a bicycle that is feasible for people like me: the (24") Electra Townie. I am hoping to get more exercise, now...and have a little fun doing it. (Thanks, Bill.)


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22 comments:

  1. Oh, I want one! I've been contemplating a 3 wheeled bike with a basket between the back wheels. Would be perfect for riding to the grocery store which is 1/2 mile from me.

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  2. So, did you sneak out this morning while the rest of us were sleeping? I am looking forward to hearing your assessment of the first ride (remember, don't go on the hill :). I think it is a great idea and I am hoping it works for you. I'll let you be the test case ... then we can talk, Ha!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  3. What a cool bike! I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

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  4. I love that we have matching bikes now! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. There is an attaching basket that comes on and off easier if you need to carry things with you. The important things like books, water, chocolate, etc.

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  5. It looks cool! I haven't been on a bike since I was 16 and that was a long, long, long time ago. :-)

    Have fun!

    BTW, RE: Angel Melinda's grave on my blog post: She was just shy of 3 when she died. I have no idea who she was, but every time I go to the cemetery I pass by her grave. Someone, presumably a parent or other family member, decorates it seasonally. The first time I noticed her grave was when there was a *real* Christmas tree (small) on it. That was several years ago.

    The last time I went, her grave was decorated for her birthday (she'd be in her 30s now), and THAT made me cry, mostly for the person(s) still alive who love her so much.

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  6. It's about time they made bike riding accessible to more ages and those with health issues! Since i'm short, when i do ride, i ride a kid's bike!

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  7. Love bike riding! Such a big part of my childhood. Have fun!

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  8. Oh that Bill of yours is super sweet! I was the same way as a young girl growing up. Life was discovered on my bike. My bike and I went everywhere. Living out in the country, with a busy country road I have to haul my bike somewhere to ride it. Lots of trails, (Minnesota is good for that) just not out on my county road, yet!

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  9. That is one fine looking bike and a great way to get exercise without putting too much impact on your joints. Enjoy! :-)

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  10. How fun! I haven't ridden a bike in years. :)

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  11. I'm not a fan of bike riding but I have to say, this bike would make me want to ride again! It has hand and pedal brakes? I am still "old school" and love bikes that have pedal brakes! Enjoy!

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  12. Very cool!
    I have been thinking about a trike!

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  13. Riding bikes is so much fun! We're so glad Bill found one that is right for you. Have fun!

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  14. I love it! I have yet to even get out on my bicycle yet this summer! I've been home with the kids most days and not all of them are fans of riding bikes. My one daughter is sooooo slow -- I literally cannot pedal slow enough to keep up with her. LOL But I love the idea of us all biking together. maybe next summer we will all be Up to Speed. :)

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  15. Biking is great exercise. I spent my whole life bicycling until my disease caused me to lose my ability to balance. So we got our first tandem in 2000 and have been going strong ever since. A bike offers such a sense of freedom. Ride in good health. I know you will enjoy it. Hugs, Janet

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  16. Enjoy your bike! I tried one in my thirties, when I moved to a new town and didn't yet have a car. Maybe it just didn't fit me right. (It was secondhand.) At any rate, I found it so difficult to easily stop and get off that I gave up on my bikes. Maybe when I retire, I'll have to try again. :-)

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  17. McGuffy,
    That's a very nice bike, especially given it is easy to mount.
    Enjoy your rides.
    Peace :)

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