Planes, trains, automobiles and bikes?
I made a pretty big commitment the other day, guys. Ready to meet him? OK. This is Henrik.
Isn’t he gorgeous? Henrik is my brand new Giant Escape 3 bicycle! And, at the age of 23, this is my first real grown-up bike. Shocking, right?
I started looking at getting a bike about three weeks ago at the suggestion of Michigan’s gas prices. ($4.30 a gallon? No can do.) I wasn’t really sure where to start looking, but thankfully, God blessed me with a former competitive road racer as a boyfriend. (Really- ask him about the time he got his bicycle up to 73 mph down a mountainside.) Jake was kind enough to look at bikes for me, break down the different bike types and help me figure out what kind of bike I wanted to use for what purpose.
At first, I was looking at a single-speed $250 cruiser bicycle to get me to work and back. But, after Jake had me test-ride a few models at Motorless Motion in Mt. Pleasant and Village Bike Shop in Grand Rapids, I decided a hybrid bike would be worth the extra money.
I invested about $500 in this bike and all its components, and I 100 percent do not regret that decision.
Even though I initially bought my bike to take to work and back, I’ve been biking everywhere, just for fun. I absolutely love it, and I’m looking forward to spending the rest of the summer logging more miles (and saving more gas money) with Henrik.
How do you get around?