strong in the good intention department

 A few years,
a few additional pounds,
and knee and hip replacements 
have happened since I last rode this bicycle
which my husband had painted per my request.
Today I stenciled an R on the basket and dusted it off.
It awaits the insertion of a new inner tube.
I'm currently strong in the Good Intention Department!
UPDATE:  My Good Intention translated to action!
I rode the bike the short distance to the Post Office
and returned with mail in the basket!

16 comments:

  1. Hurray for you dear Rebecca! I am proud of you.

    FlowerLady

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    1. I can't remember, do YOU ride a bike?

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  2. Intention into action, I like that, and the colors you chose for your bike.

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    1. Thanks! The paint is showing a little wear....but the pale sage green and purple still please me as much as the day I selected them several years ago.

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  3. I am glad for you. Hubby says we ought to sell our bikes and get them out of the way. I have not ridden in two years. Our street changed, is busy and worrisome. I am wobbly on it these days, hurts to get on and my neck doesn't turn well and I am just not as fast responding. But I LOVED bikes all my life...I hate to give up. Glad you did not!

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    1. Well, don't be looking for any cross-country trips from me! Honestly, I didn't expect to get back on mine, but it got me to the post office and back and I felt a little like Jessica Fletcher as I rode.

      Given your circumstances, I'm not sure I'd ride either. Sell 'em and take up a different challenge! :)

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  4. Jessica Fletcher has nothing on you now. Don't go solving local mysteries though and stay safe.

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    1. I KNOW! I KNOW! That's exactly who I feel like - and it was one of my favorite shows, too...

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  5. Rebecca, I'm so proud of you! I have my new bike sitting in my new bike shed where it has been for about 2 years. I'm afraid of 1. looking stupid (as in too old), and 2. getting killed. Where we live in Houston is so FAST and scary for pedestrians or bikers. We're moving to a new neighborhood with sidewalks and bike paths so I'm going to be inspired by you and go for it. Thanks!!

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    1. Sounds like you have only ONE valid excuse :)
      Soon you'll be riding with abandon!

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  6. I keep telling John I need a bike, if only to go fetch our mail everyday but just a mail box ride not a post office ride.

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  7. I need to drag mine out and clean it up...it's purple and silver. :)

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  8. You are a girl after my own heart, Rebecca! I'd love to have a bike like this to pedal around our little town. In fact, I was thinking it would make a great gift for my birthday, which is coming up soon. Hugs, Nancy

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  9. Your bike is adorable ..I miss being able to ride a bike ...glad your able to once again ride it.

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  10. I spent my childhood on a bike but at 50 can't remember the last I rode one.

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