A (bike) hunting we will go, a (bike) hunting we will go…
Can you tell I’m excited?
I’ve been penny pinching for a while now, in an attempt to save up for a brand new bike. I started to really enjoy biking last summer, but found myself constantly borrowing my mom’s mountain bike. Time for my own, and when REI advertised a 20% off sale on their bikes, I was completely ready to lay down the money and find the right bike.
First, let me just tell you, I don’t know much about bikes. At all.
I don’t know the difference between brands or speeds or gears (or even if this makes any sense at all.) What I do know is that (a) I like to bike on something that feels comfortable, (b) I don’t really care about speed but also don’t like it when a bike feels as if it’s “weighing” me down, and (c) I can’t afford a $2000 bike.
So, with that in mind, I decided to rely on other peoples’ opinions and reviews when choosing the right bike…
…introducing REI’s Novara Fiona Hybrid Bike!
I know a lot of people who swear by street bikes and a lot of people who swear by mountain bikes, saying that a Hybrid is just an in between and doesn’t necessarily offer the best of both worlds. But I was sold on this one right away, which offered a nice smooth ride, thin tires that could still handle the potholes of New England’s back roads and looked pretty darn classy as well. I’m loving the sage green color. 😀
I can’t wait to really take it out for a test spin!!
It was much too chilly for that today, but my parents and I went out for a Sunday afternoon walk near Lexington, MA to get some fresh air.
(Look at this little cutie who was also out for a stroll!)
I wasn’t quite dressed the part, coming straight from church, but the path was nice and flat and sandy. I can’t wait to go back to this trail with my bike (just a little excited!)
On the way home, we also stopped for iced coffees…
Grande iced coffee with soy milk and a shot of mocha syrup = first iced coffee of the season!!
(Which is my official “WELCOME SPRING!” challenge entry for Nicole’s blog!) The first iced coffee means spring and the warmer weather is finally on its way. 😉
And then there was ice cream too.
(Talk about a fun day! Does it get any better? 😉 )
I always get the kiddie sized ice cream at Kimball’s, because even the smalls are ginormous. Their featured flavor was German Chocolate Fudge which was absolutely delicious.
Now I’m pooped. Time to get my lunch and snacks packed for tomorrow, as another busy work week begins once again!
Hope you all had a refreshing and lovely weekend!
QUESTION: What was one FUN moment from your weekend?