I can not lie, I finally got myself a bike so I can ride with my kids and you know what? I love it! I feel like a kid again, zooming down the hills, going over bumps and struggling uphill.
I loved the idea of one of those fancy new stylish, vintage bikes with a seat on the back for Master 3 but went for a cheap ‘trade me’ purchase. A purple…yes purple mountain bike. Thought I had a great buy at $50 and hey I was just riding around the local streets with the kids.
Then Master 3 was not having a bar of riding on the back as he wanted to ride on his on bike. And I started to feel like I wasn’t looking that cool on my purple bike. Even Master 7 was like “mum, your bike is
I sold it for $40! I started hunting again for an easy bike to ride and couldn’t help but being drawn to having a BMX. I did wonder if I was too old for a BMX but they look so cool and so comfy.
Months went by and I couldn’t believe the price of second hand BMX’s. Then one day, we headed west to my parent’s house and on the side of the street, I see a gold BMX. I pulled over in a flash, asked Master 7 to hurry and get out and grab it. I tried to put it into the boot of the car and far out it was heavy. The handlebar whacked me in the eye and the tyres were flat. Maybe this was not meant to be. Also, I knew my husband was going to kill me for picking up something from the side of the road…again.
It’s been a week and the BMX is outside with all the kid’s bikes and I look at it with joy. Hubby has already pumped the tyres and taken it for a spin. He never took ‘purple’ for a ride.
Weekend plan is to hit the pump tracks and take the bikes on an adventure. Look out for an older lady on a very cool gold BMX trying to do some tricks. Hopefully, my next post is not about the adventures in
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