I am trying to go green from now on….
…on a red bicycle.
I bought a new bicycle yesterday. My wife and I intend to share it. The shop did not have a metallic red cycle ready last evening, so we had to wait till they delivered it today. I have to remove the garish rubber ‘mudguard‘ from behind the front wheel and the colourful things (they look a bit like bottle cleaning brushes) around the wheel axles. My wife insisted on the basket. I had to give in. The alternative was to buy a pink women’s cycle.
Why metallic red, some may wonder. We wanted something to match our car…
I intend to bike the half a kilometer from home-to-work and the half a kilometer between my two places of work. I should on average be cycling about three kilometers a day. I also intend to ride the bike every morning to the college athletic ground where I usually go walking/jogging. That would be a seven kilometer round trip.
All of this sounds good, and in my imagination I have already lost thirty pounds
It may all turn out differently in reality! Further updates will follow.
I have been talking of getting a bicycle for more than a year now. My wife got so used to me just saying and not doing it, that she almost gave up. I was partly influenced by Ian Hedges, who bought bicycles recently for himself and his wife. Of course I was also influenced by the recent hike in fuel prices.
I am doing my bit for the home economy and reducing my contribution to global warming in the process. Makes me feel glad and warm (especially in my rear end, which is not used to such narrow seats or the effort of pedaling and propelling a huge weight).
Incidentally, this is post number 301. I just noticed that in my WordPress Dashboard. A triple century!! I am hugely impressed by myself. I never thought I would last so long in the blogosphere.
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