Before Ellie was born I went several months riding 10 miles a day, 5 days a week. I knew from the start that my bike was too small (long story) but I thought by using a longer seat post I could make up for it. The more I rode, the more I started to get lower back pain while riding. Eventually it just stopped being fun. Around the time I first started feeling the pain I went to a local bike shop to find a longer seat post. Talking with one of the sales guys got me thinking strongly about a new bike, even though I didn’t feel I could afford one. I got the longer seat post but my riding faded after that. With a new baby in the house there were plenty of other things to occupy my time.
Gaining weight over the past 6 or 7 months has given me the itch to get another bike, and with our tax return I was finally able to make it happen. The kid at the bike shop showed me the bike and then told me to take it for a test ride. I loved it. After a 5 minute ride I came back and sealed the deal. I rode it three more times today and it still feels wonderful. Cami has been very supportive. She knows it means a lot to me and I am very thankful to have her as my best friend.
Cami will inherit my old bike, which should fit her well. It’s actually a very a good bike. She isn’t that enthusiastic about riding it – bikes aren’t her favorite form of exercise – but I think it’s going to be fun, especially if we can find a way to get Ellie out there too. Woohoo!