Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Christmas Present!!

Not exactly wordless Wednesday, but I thought I would post a picture of my Christmas present from my wonderful husband. Okay, I really did ask for one, so he did good. I love it! It is a beautiful lilac color. And, I might add, the first new bicycle I have ever owned. Oh yes, I had one as a child. My dad got one from my cousin. He did work hard refurbishing it. It was painted, after he finished, a weird yellow and pea green, probably colors we already had on hand. My dad was Mr. Fix-it and the color of the bike was suspiciously the same color as our station wagon. Don't get me wrong, I did love that bike - it was very special to me. My parents didn't believe that because I think I left it laying behind the car and it got crunched...but that is another story. There are even some bikes in Wal Mart that look amazingly like that first one (although definitely not the same color), complete with the kind of back fender others can sit on while you pump them (my sister spent quite some time on the back of my bike). So here she is.....


Ta Da!! I'm thinking of naming her "Bobbi" after my very good friend who LOVES the color purple. I haven't taken her on her maiden voyage yet, I'm a sissy and it has been too cold for me!

Another reason I haven't taken that first ride and quite possibly the best part of the gift is the new seat (which has not yet been installed on the bike) . I am loving this new bicycle seat, being more than a little blessed in certain parts of my anatomy, this will make bicycling a bit more comfortable!

3 comments:

Dawn said...

yes, you will definitely need a different seat! Have fun on your very first bike!

The Garvie Family said...

I want that seat!! It looks way better than the one on my bike. So does this mean you and Annie will be pairing up for the Muddy Buddy in 2010?

Mandy said...

Mandy, your comment just made me laugh out loud! I'm sure that Barbara Sue will appreciate your bike being named in her honor!