Actually, I've been looking at buying a bike recently. And because I'm so cool and retro and very, trés vogue I've been perusing my retro-options. Because mountain bikes, eh. Not all that exciting to me. I'm not biking any mountain in the near future.
And I also have a larger-than-average bum. Not an "athletic-I'm-going-to-scale-this-crazy-mountain" bum. Which means - give me a big, cruising, bike seat please. In fact, I would totally take a banana seat if I could find one...
So with my lovely thoughts of an old fashioned bicycle with a basket on the front, cruising around my boondocks, and Maddie strapped precariously behind me, I started scouting, and searching, and googling.
And then I found one of those seats that strap just behind the handlebars and thought, that's just super cool and interactive and tra-la-la, I'm an eco-mom who rules.
Again I digress... so I'm searching for a fancy ol' bicycle and found a very cool program founded by Kona (who are bike-gurus or something). It's called the AfricaBike - and for every 2 they sell, they will donate a bike to home health care workers in Africa (who use the bikes to deliver ARV drugs to HIV/AIDS patients in a variety of African countries). Anyways - this isn't a public service message - but it was a standard, classic-styled bike. Not the prettiest, but it worked for me.
However, when all is said and done, I'm a bit of a procrastinator (I think I've talked about this before?), so I haven't ordered the bike.
And now I've fallen in love with another. I'm so fickle...
Oh well, at least it's inspired me to start looking again.