So, I bought a bike! Exciting! My commute just got AWESOME. Seriously, though, it was my first day riding, and although I haven't ridden a bike since my father put together the collapsible boat bikes about a year ago so we could take a movie back to Blockbuster and drive by our old house on the way. And before that ... years. I had this little Giant mountain bike. Teal, as everything in the early 90s probalo was. Man, I loved that little bike. I was still shrimpy-short back then -- always one of four people (it was me, Mikey O, Missy, and Gretchen, after Dillon moved away) who were the shortest in my class. So when I got it, my Awesome bike (that was the sub-brand, honestly), my parents had to get me the special tiny sized frame. But I loved that bike! I rode it to school, past boys' houses, to my friend Lisa's since she lived in the other zip code of my city.
Anyway, I went to Target on Sunday to get a starter bike (yes, JUST missed the rain, too). I ended up with a nice little Schwinn. Cheap! Sexy blue color! Girl bar! Yeah, yeah, I'm a wuss. I fucking hate climbing over that goddamn bar, though! Plus I will probably occasionally ride it in skirts, so you know. The lower bar seems like a better idea.
So, yay! Out of the T's clutches and back to happy commuting! Plus, it only took me about 15 minutes to ride the 3 miles. Wooooo!