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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Full Time RV Living–A Happy Birthday Bicycle for ME!

Happy Birthday 2012 Bicycle
I decided for the big double nickel birthday. . .things need to change. . .
and since I don’t plan to stop eating the good stuff. . .
perhaps a bicycle would help. . .
(the only time in my life that I was ever “skinny”
was when I did a bicycle ride every day, while the boys were taking a nap)
Happy Birthday 2012 Bicycle
here’s my sweet hubby putting it together. . .the ones that were available
put together at the store, were already rusty, and dirty. . .and I just wasn’t
willing to pay full price for something that already looked old.
Happy Birthday Bicycle for the big 55
here we go. . .first ride. . .note the helmet people.  On the advice of friends,
but against my will, I bought. . .and will wear, the crazy thing. . .hate it!
Happy Birthday Bicycle for the big 55
returning from my first ride. . .no. . .nothing is wrong. . .
well, nothing is wrong with the bicycle. . .
I, on the other hand. . .am soooo out of shape,
I couldn’t pedal back up the hill. . .
sad, I know. . .but my legs were on FIRE. . .pitiful!
Happy Birthday 2012 Bicycle
here’s Dave attaching  the bracket for the bike carrier to the frame under the front of the truck. . .

We would love to put the carrier on the back of the rig. . .
but, we have no bumper. . .and seemingly, no way to add one without
having some welding done. . .this is a viable (cheaper) solution. . .
plus. . .my RV blog friend, Sparky, often talks about driving over to a biking trailhead. . .
so having the bike carrier on the truck will allow us to access those!
Happy Birthday 2012 Bicycle

the finished product. . .

Sparky, on her Where’s Eldo blog wrote about having had three different bike carriers in
four years. . .and this is the rack they’ve finally decided on as being the best solution. . .
Our neighbors across the street were also using this bike carrier, so we took the advice of both
of them, and went with it. . .and the best part. . .
Camping World had it on special for $55 off the regular price. . .my kind of deal. . .

My RV friend Kim sent me a note on FaceBook to say she lost 32 pounds this summer
riding her bike. . .here’s hoping I’ll do the same. . .wish me luck!

Janice