bicycle bicycle

"i want to ride my bicycle,
i want to ride my bike..."
~ queen

in the age of hipsterdom, bicycles have definitely become cliche... vintage bikes and beach cruisers, especially. however, cliches aside, i do not care. i want one. and i am on a quest to acquire one. preferrably one i can strip down and paint and adorn with a basket on the front. my new home sweet home is less than a mile from campus and the scenery of downtown franklin on the way there is beautiful.
biking is one of my favorite things to do and when i didnt have a bike of my own, i'd settle for biking at the gym (although it never compared). i would do 30 miles a day, 3 or 4 days a week. now when i try to bike, i can get so far as maybe 5 or 7 miles and my butt is numb and my legs ache. getting back to it is much overdue. my first order of business will be to hit up goodwill and our thrift store in downtown franklin. if the two of them prove uncsuccessful, i shall venture elsewhere. wish me luck!



  1. A really great place to try is Craigslist!

  2. good call, speakbettyspeak!
    i will definitely be perusing craigslist! :D

  3. My boyfriend and I took a week-long vacation at a small place in Florida over the summer,
    and one of the activities offered on site was bike riding.
    I haven't been on a bike in years,
    and as soon as I got on, I was swerving and wobbling everywhere, ahahaha.
    Once I got the hang of it though, I was thrilled.
    I can't explain how good it felt to just ride around with the wind in your face. Everything feels open and free.
    It felt like a small epiphany.
    I'm definitely all for your bicycle endeavor. :)

  4. So weird! I was browsing through your blog today and found this post, when not even an hour ago I turned to the bf when I saw a vintage mint-green bicycle and went gaga over it. ha.


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