Meet my new bike.
Ain't she a beauty?
Well, I don't have her yet, but I paid a hefty deposit for her on Friday and when she arrives in a couple of weeks from the USA, she will be mine.
I'm very excited. I haven't owned a bike since I was a teenager. That bike was a silver Ricardo 10 speed racer which rode me the 3kms each way to and from school every day and over the years carried a viola, a clarinet and a flute, as well as a massive school bag. It was a fab old bike. I have no idea what's happened to it... it may still be in the shed at the Mater's, or she may have thrown it out in a fit of cleaning madness.
But that was then. And this is now. And this new bike is totes awesome.
Ye olde silver Ricardo was named Fox. After Michael J Fox. And because my dad said it was a "silver fox". I never got what he meant by that... but I have a feeling it might have to do with Ricardo Montalban.
But I think this bike is a girl. And I haven't quite decided on her name, but the top runners are a bit old-school. Like her. Tell me what you think suits her best:
- Betsy Lucy
I'm leaning heavily towards Betsy Lucy, but am still open to suggestions.
And I'm counting down the days and planning our shopping trips together with great anticipation.