Wednesday, May 30, 2012
My First Baby
Within a day I posted an ad selling my road bike, had one guy come over and within in ten minutes I was giving my baby away. I got to admit, I was sort of emotional letting my bike go. In 2003, I entered a bike store in Salt Lake, announced I wanted to buy a bike, test rode my newly departed bike, crashed it (Yeah, you read that right. I actually crashed my bike while I was test riding it and came back into the bike store covered in dirt and blood. As I was cleaning up in the back, and attempting to muster enough courage to face the bike store workers, I decided to face my beast and buy the bike.) Through 8 years of riding I've seen almost every canyon in Salt Lake, I've ridden through a torrential downpour in Idaho, I've had water balloons thrown at me in LA and I've worked out more problems and come to more moments of clarity than I can count while pumping along on that saddle. I don't know if it's because I'm approaching motherhood, but if this is what it's like to see your child go off to school for the first time I don't think I'll be able to handle it.
So long little black beauty, it's been a hell of a ride.