About a week ago Mike and I decided to each buy a new bike. We’ve wanted to take up biking for a while now, especially since we live so close to a good biking trail. The pictures above are of my bike, a vintage navy “Free Spirit” complete with basket (and a bit of rust). Although it took me a while to get used to this style of bike (the gears are controlled by a lever in the middle of the handlebars, which I’m not used to), I really love it.
This morning before sunrise Mike and I climbed sleepily out of bed and went for our first official ride. It was tough at times, but also totally rewarding and invigorating. Hopefully the weather will stay mild enough so that we can get lots more bike trips in this fall!