I Want One!
If we didn’t have cats anymore and I could get a hypoallergenic dog (yes, I’m bit allergic to my own cats too, but it was a bit late into the pet-parent thing before I realized the allergy), I’d steal one of my friend’s super-sweet labradoodles. She recently had a knee replacement surgery, so I went over to her house to visit with her and really had a hard time not committing an act of dognapping.
These are pictures of the flat coat labradoodle (not as hypoallergenic), Leura, who is just a doll and attention whore:
It’s been a looong while since I’ve been on a real bike. I had stayed off of them because I have terrible lower back and sciatica issues and I couldn’t find anyone local to ride with me (hubby not into it at all). Lately, because I’ve been working out and working on strengthening my lower back, I decided that it’s time to get a new bike! It’ll help break up the monotony of a gym workout and I’ve got a partner in crime in Mr. Fireman. (For those of you who don’t Tweet or follow my tweets, Mr. Fireman is my workout buddy and is a fireman/paramedic, hence his nickname.)
Because my godparents’ family is essentially KHS, it would not be right for me to ride any other bike, nor would I want to. It’d be like Steve Jobs’ kids using an Android instead if the iPhone. So today, I met up with my godbrother at the KHS warehouse to pick out a sample bike for me. The sample bikes are already assembled and cheaper, and I’m certainly not that picky, especially since I’m getting the bike on a discount anyway. Because of my back issues, my godbrother recommended bikes from the Comfort Series. Initially, I was leaning towards the 7-speeed Smoothie in a bright blue (darker and more teal than the one shown below).
However, we later spotted a celadon/ sea green road bike in the KHS Urban Series that seemed like a really good option for me as well since it also fits into the comfort line and doesn’t require me to bend over when I ride. After taking them both for a spin inside the warehouse and in the parking lot, I loaded up the Ladies’ Cidi 8-speed into my car and took it home. While the choice was difficult, I ended up choosing it for its comfort, ease and versatility. I would have loved it more if the bike was orange or red, but it’s not like I dislike the color (celadon green was one of my wedding colors), and beggars certainly can’t be choosers.
Below is a photo of the road bike my godbrother was picking up for his cousin and the KHS racing trailer.
I’m thinking that maybe my bike is looking a little plain. Should decorate or yarn bomb it like these lovelies? 😉 What do y’all think?
OK, so maybe yarn bombing is not such a good idea on my own bike, but I think some small yarny decoration to personalize it might be cool.