Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dear Sunday: The One With the Bike

Dear Sunday is my weekly post participating in the Caffeinated Book Reviewer series.

Since we've last chatted I've forced myself to put the Zelda game down and pick up my e-reader more. This, to the surprise of no one, has resulted in me reading more.This past week has been a record busy one at work for me-- and this week should also be jam packed. Wouldn't want to get bored, eh?

A couple of weeks ago, at my youth group (we call it a different name but y'all it's just youth group) I mentioned that I really wanted a bike, but that my budget wasn't looking so good. My new apartment backs up to a major trail and I really wanted to be able to ride a bike on it. My previous bike was stolen during college (they cut the lock. PSA: go ahead and buy those super tough bar locks that no one can cut. you'll thank me later) and I hadn't gotten around to finding a replacement. A week or so after that, my friend called me-- she had found a super cheap ($35), decently nice (barely used, crazy suspension, I think it's meant for like mountain biking), bike at a local garage sale and wondered if I wanted it. (to which I started squealing over the picture she sent and yelling yes please thank you into the phone) Last week was my first ride-- besides a super tough seat and some mild gear squeaking, it was perfect! The photo is from my 6 mile ride yesterday-- the trail system winds through a forest and gives the illusion that you have left the city far behind, even if you're still right dab in the middle of it. It's perfect. Once I get my stamina, I'll start to try longer rides-- my city trail connects to the state trail that literally goes across the entire state. So cool!

Anyhow! To the books:

  • A post on podcasts ((details TBD))
  • Review: Secrets of a Charmed Life ((life for real y'all, I've actually already written it #goals))
  • Stacking the Shelves ((this whole not-playing-Zelda-every-free-moment-I-have has resulted in me reading my books which means that I get to pick up new ones!)) 
How about you? Do you like biking? Or have you been wisely escaping the summer heat by staying indoors? ((yesterday's ride had a heat index close to 100 but like y'all I think I could ride a bike under any heat advisories because you have a constant breeze and the trail is mostly shaded))

10 comments:

  1. So sorry about your bike! But wow, another one for 35$? That's crazy. Super cheap!

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    1. I know right? I figured even if it wasn't a good bike it would still be worth the 35 bucks. And thus far I'm loving it!

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  2. I live up in a mountain so no bike riding for me. We would like to get a treadmill soon, we sold our when we moved up here from Florida. Great job on 6 mile ride! Enjoy your week.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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    1. Oo that sounds pretty! But also yeah that would be difficult bike riding.

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  3. Wow great find on the bike, woo hoo! And your trail sounds awesome. There's a really awesome trail up in the city we vacation in that has amazing trails. Course there's some nice ones around here, come to think of it, I just don't use 'em enough.

    I need to get the new Zelda game. :)

    Can't wait to see your take on podcasts. I'm struggling to find I like, I've tried a few but none that really keep me coming back.

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    1. Yeah, it's hard to find time to ride my bike!
      Haha yes, you need the new Zelda game! It is really interesting-- it stays true to the Zelda franchise but it is novel and unique and beautiful.

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  4. That's awesome on your new bike! And you immediately rode it 6 miles?! You're a nut! Unfortunately my bike, which was a bit beat up, didn't survive last year's garage sale and my husband's over zealousness to get rid of everything not used in the last 6 months *sigh*

    What Zelda are you playing?? BoftW???? Would you believe we own that and my son hasn't even cracked it open? Sad times... ;) Maybe I should take control of the situation!!! Tee hee!!!

    Have a great week!!!!

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    1. Haha years ago I would ride my bike-- but yeah, six miles is a personal best.
      Yeah, it's BoftW! He hasn't even opened it?? I'm in love with it-- it's gorgeous and interesting and definitely a time suck.

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  5. Totally awesome friend there! That was wonderful of her. Hope you enjoy riding. We don't really have anywhere to ride bikes here. And I can't really haul one in my car to get to the paths. But we try to do other things. :)

    Have a great week!

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    1. I know right?? Yeah, I lucked out, my apartment is literally on a trail. I have a bike rack for my car but it's such a hassle to use...
      Thanks, you too!

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