May 23, 2009
This is my darling friend, Chelsea.
She wants to get places in style. Meaning, she doesn't want to just ride a bike for exercise or "on the weekend." She wants to go places like work, and out with friends, and grocery shopping. She wants a bike to be her mode of transportation in regular, every day life. Yes!
We went bike shopping and tried lots of different things. She loved the Amsterdam and snapped one up. We also got her a little basket to put on the rear carrier (the head light is so fly looking... a shame to obscure it) and a good lock. Afterwards, we rode it from the bike place all the way downtown so she could check out her route to work. She commented that she never looks around that much when she's going places in a car, and also noted that the blossoms smell nice. I think she's definitely getting the idea.
Plus, she had the hugest smile on her face the whole time.
This is me 38 weeks pregnant. Surprisingly still able to climb steep hills! Don't be fooled by the photo where I've already arrived, you can sort of see the bike path behind me. It's a steep thing, that hill. But, I reason to myself every time I'm taking it on, that my butt is only going to look better and better.