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I Love My Bike

7 May 2010

I Love My Bike

If you have been following me on Facebook, you would have probably noticed that I’ve been on a bit of an exercise bender lately.

You see, I’ve finally found a form of exercise that fits in *perfectly* with my daily life – cycling.

8am, I ride with my 2 big kids to school, everyday. My baby sits behind me on a child bike seat.

At 9am, I leave the school grounds, I toss my baby an apple, and set off for a 10km ride.

It takes me 40 minutes to complete. And by then my baby has finished eating his apple and has had enough of looking at my ass.

I’ve been cycling 2km to 5km for a couple of weeks now. And now I’m doing 10km every morning, and I FEEL AWESOME!

I’m loving my wheels. The rush. The speed. The pain. The racing of my heart. The cold morning air. The view of the river. It’s really incredible.

Cycling is very popular here in Perth. I know lots of people who spend THOUSANDS of dollars on their bikes and all kinds of techy, geeky bike gear. I’m a little scared to get swept up by it all, because I don’t want it to take over my life! I mean, my husband found my current bike on a rubbish-pile outside someone’s house – and it was in perfect condition too!

The truth is, I would love to ride further than 10km, but I just don’t have enough time in my day to do it. Just have to ride faster, I guess.

But one thing is for sure. I will definitely invest in some good-looking and better-quality performance wear!