I Love My Bicycling Lifestyle

DSC00412Every day I feel so blessed to able to live “by bike”. These are just a few little things that happened this week that made me glad to be living the way I do.

Laughing at advertisements in the mail.
Car insurance companies send me these very serious letters detailing how I am sure to save money by switching to their company. Haha, fifteen minutes won’t save me fifteen percent on my car insurance. Silly Geico, I don’t need any car insurance!

Entertaining children.
When I am babysitting children who are getting nervous because they can feel a storm coming, using my clipless shoes to stomp around like a horse is the perfect distraction.

Being prepared in a medical “emergency”.
During a visit with a friend, her little boy decided to spear himself in the mouth with a stick. I was able to whip out my bike headlight and check his mouth for injuries.

My new ride is cheap compared to a car.
My coworker and I bought new “vehicles” during the same week and this Monday she told me that because of her monthly car payment she is going to have to move back into her parent’s house. I hugged my bike extra tight that night.

Having my nephews imitate me.
When I arrived at my sister-in-law’s house I discovered that my two and three old nephews already have their future bike purchases planned out. One of them is going for a yellow road bike and a green mountain bike, the younger one wants a pink mountain bike like his auntie. Then for part of the morning they and their sister pretended to zoom around the living room on their bikes.

Bikes are friendly.
Now that it is warm outside, people are returning to the great outdoors. It is fun to wave and smile at them from my bike while they are out in their lawns working or relaxing in the sunshine. I usually get a kind greeting in return.

I can’t stop smiling.

Yesterday was a great day. The weather was perfect on my morning ride. Everything has burst into a lovely shade of green and I found it mesmerizing.


Trees are budding and the young fresh leaves are beautiful. But that isn’t why I can’t stop smiling.


Friendly draft horses are always fun to see out on a ride. But that isn’t why I can’t stop smiling.


A beautiful sky on a quiet country road makes my heart sing. But that isn’t why I can’t stop smiling.

I came home from my ride, thinking what I wonderful day it had turned out to be. It only got better. I bought a road bike! And I checked this morning and guess what? It still exists! (And may have carved out a place in my living room.)


Trek Lexa SLX