Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Bike Hasn't Proposed To Me Yet, But I'd Say Yes


I live in a small-ish town. Which is why my bike is my hero. It certainly is my most practical possession, maybe even my most prized. It takes me wherever I need to go, in most cases faster than a car would. Yup, on distances of about three miles not having to search for a parking spot and not worrying about traffic definitely makes up for not having a “real” engine and only two wheels. 

And even if it takes longer than going by car once in a while, it really doesn’t. Let me explain: Say getting to the place in question would have taken 10 minutes by car, but took 20 minutes by bike. While it did take me 10 minutes longer, I also got 20 minutes of exercise. Which I then do not need to worry about later. So I may have had 10 minutes more time when going by car, but how on earth am I going to put 20 minutes of exercise in 10 minutes of time?
And now I moved to the Netherlands, the country of bikes. Yes, there is a huge smile on my face right now. I cannot wait to get one of those awesome Dutch bikes. You’ll be introduced to it, no worries. And yes, polygamy is completely ok when it comes to bikes. The one at home won’t be jealous. True fact.

How about you, are you a bike lover?

26 comments:

Maria said...

Back when I was in grade school, I love riding a bicycle but when I grew old, I forgot about it and was already scared of riding one.. :|

Have a great day babe!

AJ TAYLOR said...

i love the pink and blue bike. if i ever got a bike, i'd want a multicolored one just like that.
And you go girl!!


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Annika said...

I love cycling, but it stresses me out too much to do it in London. :o(

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

bikes are lovely except i must confess, i cant ride one! x

T. said...

I don't like cycling much, never felt safe on a bike. But what I DO LIKE is your blog! I just found it. Going to follow you!

Brittany said...

I love Sunday afternoon bike rides!

Alana said...

I wish I could take a bike everywhere! That's one of the things I loved most about Amsterdam when I visited. Hubby and I want to get bikes so we can go on rides together.

Bike polygamy? Hilarious!

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

I have been dying to buy a bike for awhile now! So cute!

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

I have been dying to buy a bike for awhile now! So cute!

Fashionistable said...

Bikes are great. You will love it in Holland. Xxxx

Follow Your Own Way said...

what a cute post. i'm looking to move to a smaller town for a quieter, quainter life and the ability to ride my bike everywhere. there is something so special about riding all over the place with the wind in your face, and not a care in the world.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Bikes are the best. I'm a big time bike lover :)

xo Mary Jo

thekellytang said...

I love bikes! But I haven't been on one in ages, I think I kind of miss it now that I've read this post though. lol.

<3 Kelly

Josie said...

Your math? Brilliant. HOW have I never thought of it that way?
xo Josie
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Fash Boulevard said...

haha. i adore this. thanks for another amazing post. Stop by to see pics from my latest outfit post and my newest accessory obsession. xoxo

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Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

cycling is one of the few physical exertions i will undertake, lol, but we've moved to a mountainous area.... just not going to happen. my idea of a bike ride is something nostalgic and leisurely. no sweating involved. :D

Selina said...

I can't ride a bike, so no, the bike is not my friend. Every time I go to the Netherlands they make fun of me. I rode on the back of one last year and it was ridiculously uncomfortable. This grandma stopped to ask if I needed help getting on the back of my friends bike. So embarassing...

blondehaus said...

My bike is my baby. i love it so much!

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blondehaus said...

My bike is my baby. i love it so much!

http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/2681061/blondehaus

Mrs. C said...

I used to ride bikes all the time! Wish I still had one! Been thinking about getting a cute beach cruiser!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!! What are your rules for relaxing on vacation? :)

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melina bee said...

oh yes, I love bikes, anything with wheels really. I am sad I had to sell my beautiful, vintage cruiser before moving from Oregon to Virginia but hopefully a new bike will enter my life soon

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love bike riding!! i wish i did it more and i totally agree with your saving time thing :)

Sam @ fitness food & faith

Kelly-Ann said...

Your bike pretty much rules :) And it's nice that you're so appreciative of it.

I admit, I'm NOT a bike person. But I think yours is pretty.

Sorry I haven't dropped in here for a while, I've been SO behind on comments but I'm trying to be good.

Laura (White Winters) said...

I live in Sydney and it isn't really practical for me to ride around but I imagine that if/when I move to a country village in England that I will have a pretty bicycle with a basket.

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

Jennie said...

I want a 1050's bike SO BAD! Love em! :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

I used to love cycling, I have not done it in quite a while. I like your bike. :)