Wednesday, July 13, 2011 is the day I decided to finally purchase my red fold-up bike. My employment is in downtown Sacramento, home of a bicycling renaissance. I really wanted a new bike. Yes, there is perfectly good red bike hanging in my garage. It was last ridden about a year ago. It's just not an exciting bike. I wanted a new fun bike. Now to figure out what it was going to be.
I found my dream bike in Monterey in front of the Convention Center. A man came out of the Center holding a small bicycle, set it down, unfolded it, hopped on and away he went. I just stood there staring. I had to have one. A fold up red bike in my future.
I cancelled my convenient parking space across the street from work, informed my husband we needed to start carpooling in our Prius and that I was going to start riding home from work. It took a couple of weeks to find the bike of my dreams. I purchased the value edition at Greenzonebikes.com because I wasn't sure if I would love this bike as much as I thought I would. I do.
After sharing my fits and starts on the bike with friends and Tom, I was encouraged to start a blog. Either they were tired of the emails and wanted me to stop sending or actually enjoyed the content. Either way, I thank them for their indulgence.
Let the blog begin.