Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Chronicles of a rookie bicycle rider

Ever since I arrived in America I have been dying to get my hands on a bicycle for more reasons than one. I guess it's partly due to the fact that my bicycle riding childhood was partially non-existent due to South Africa's unsafe roads, and also partly because I am currently car-less and have been starved of freedom for longer than I can bare.

This afternoon my South African friend and I made it our mission of the day to find ourselves bicycles, and Walmart did not disappoint. After a few laps around the store and many sideways glances from shoppers, we made them our own. 
Shoving 2 large bikes into one smallish car caused me to go limp from laughing. Never a dull moment. Never. 

This evening at sunset I took that puppy for it's first spin in the hood, and it rides like a charm. Most excited for the adventures that await Janice and I as we explore Redding on two-wheels. I predict laughs, grazes and many trips to the Starbucks "drive-through." 

So here's to sore bums, legs of steel, and saving the world one environmentally friendly mode of transportation at a time.

2 comments:

  1. i've just found your blog and it's incredible! so creative and so much joy - thanks for sharing some of your life! how do you personalise it so much? can you do all this through blogspot?

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    1. Hi Matt,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)
      In terms of personalizing my blog, I make most of my graphics and such on Photoshop and also play around with the html code at times in order to customize things. Blogger is quite limited in what it allows you to do, so it helps if you get into the back end (the html code) and fiddle around with things there. Hope this helps :)

      Jessica

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