Ride on

It’s fitting that I wrote about trying to bike more often in my last post, as the one activity I repeated multiple times this weekend was biking.

My husband and pup surprised me with a wicked BEACH CRUISER complete with a basket and fun horn on Friday night. I’ve wanted a beach cruiser since we borrowed them from a hotel  in Arizona.

The only caveat was that I wanted it to be a funky colour. Kelly and Harold didn’t disappoint! I got a gorgeous, sparkly fluorescent lime and white Giant cruiser. Quite simply—it’s stunning.

*Excuse the shoes…I threw them on when Kelly said to come outside for a surprise!*

We immediately leashed Harold and went for a spin. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. It was funny because I got a ton of compliments from people of all ages.

My knee was pretty irritated after a run on Tuesday, so I decided to leave it for a week and see if it improves. So on Saturday morning I was off to the pool. My husband said he’d come with me and we’d take our bikes. Of course I took my new cruiser. It was the perfect way to start the day.

Later on, I needed to grab a few groceries and some flowers for the Mother’s Day dinner we were hosting for my parents. Again I hopped on the cruiser, filled my basket with fruit and flowers, and cruised on home.

I think I love the relaxation of riding on the cruiser the most. You can’t go very fast, you’re in a chill body position, and the seat is pure comfort!

On Sunday morning we decided to tackle our first long ride of the season. We went on an 85km ride down our favourite route. I forgot how peaceful it is to ride on a quiet highway with rolling hills, surrounded by farmers’ fields. We haven’t rode there since 2010!

It was a great weekend of cycling, and I can’t wait to get back on my cruiser.

Lastly, happy belated Mother’s Day to all moms out there and especially my own mom.

She an amazing lady, one of the most thoughtful people I know, generous, and kind. She is also one of my biggest fans—from cheering at all my track meets when I was younger, to watching our dog when we have big training days, to driving our bikes 1,700 miles to Arizona for the Ironman—I can always count on her to encourage and support me.

What did you do for Mother’s Day? Did you get out on your bike this weekend?

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12 responses to “Ride on

  1. OMG!! I love it! so cute and so YOU!

  2. LOVE that bike!! It is adorable. We live in a bike-friendly beach town and now you have me wanting one badly.

    I hope your knee feels better soon!

  3. Nice cruiser! I’m lucky, I get to bike to work every day in NYC, feel like a kid again going to middle school.

  4. Holy crap, I so want one!! You are stylin — but yea maybe nix the shoes, haha. I have to get one – the color is awesome.

  5. I need a neon green bike like that 😉

  6. SUPER cute bike!!! Love!

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