First of all finding a bike was STRESSFUL. I thought hey walk in and walk out with a bike. Yeah that didn't happen. I went to some COOL bike stores first and that was an eye opener on the bike prices. The bikes in my price range looked like they were thrown down a hill and stomped on a couple times. Then I checked out Target and they had some cool bikes that fit in my budget but my hubby wasn't there so I didn't get it- big mistake but I'm such a girl! Two days later I head back to the Target with hubby and of course the night before school starts (I'm such a SAG!) and guess what NO BIKES! So we head over to Toys R Us to see if they carry adult bikes, they do but not too many. Every bike we picked had a warped tire and we were desperate so we let the salesman change the tire ( 2 diff colored tires) and out the door we go with a bike. Later that evening I rode the bike around and didn't really like how it rode but I needed it so I kept quiet.
Next morning we are so excited to bike to school! We get a couple blocks away from home and BAM the bike breaks down- won't go anywhere just pedals in circles so of course something wrong with gears. I walk it about a mile. I'm pissed, really pissed because 1st day of school and here we can't even get there. I call a friend she picks us up and we get to school. Another friend brought me back home and then I had another friend help me go get the bikes. WHAT A DAY! I was drained but knew we had to find a bike when hubby got home. We get our money back from TRU and decided not to get another bike there. We drive to another Target and there is 1 adult female bike and it was calling my name "PAM BUY ME!" It was pink, big booty seat, and a basket on front but it was too much- but I broke down and purchased it because I didn't want to keep going to stores. I sucked it up and paid that $$$!
Following morning went okay but I'm so out of shape I probably walked that damn cute bike more than rode it. Going back home was a breeze because all down hill! However, the kids get out early all week so I would have to trek up there at 1pm to get them. I knew I couldn't do it. I called my friend's hubby and he didn't mind picking them up. Phew because that ride took all of me!
Now for the 3rd day~ I couldn't even make it all the way to the school. The hill kills me so I sent the kids ahead of me and watched them bike straight to school. My heart was beating so hard and getting older this scares me so I had to stop. My kids were excited because I was slowing them down.
By next Thursday I'm hoping I can make that bike ride (BTW its 2 miles) with out the huffing, puffing, the red face and the heart beating 100 miles a minute. My big booty needs this but its fighting back and kicking my ass right now! BUT I WILL DO DAMN IT!