“get a bicycle. you will certainly not regret it, if you live.” ~ mark twain 


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i was

so excited

to buy

my brand new

townie bike

it was

cream-colored

and fancy

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and

i imagined myself

riding on a beautiful sunny day

into town

carrying spring flowers in my basket

looking at all the sights

along the way

waving to neighbors

i named it

‘white lightning’

because

of it’s beautiful color

and

because

i would ride fast on it

with the

wind at my back

i rode it out of the store

and

because

i’d been in spin class

for a while

and

feeling free

and confident

i took off like a rocket

into the parking lot

and quickly

lost control

and

slammed into

my daughter’s shopping cart

i’d forgotten about

the

‘balance factor’

and

we laid in the parking lot

laughing our

baskets off

as

people walked by

probably

thinking we were drunk

in the middle of the day

but we knew

it was only

the beginning

of

many

bike adventures

to come.

—–

image credits: schwinn.com, flikr.com

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87 responses »

  1. Knowing that you are okay, other than a slightly bruised pride, makes this a most enjoyable image! Take out the spin class and change the daughter to a son, and this sounds like something that could happen to me, which is why I plan to reblog, with your permission. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: “get a bicycle. you will certainly not regret it, if you live.” ~ mark twain | I didn’t have my glasses on…. | It's Hard To Be Ladylike

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