Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Big Wheels and The Chief

Margaret's position on running is well-defined.  One time each autumn, she leads our Sue's Crew team in whichever breast cancer fund-raising race we participate.  Immediately thereafter, she puts her running shoes back into the closet for safe-keeping.  With her blessing, I purchased her a magnet that adorns the rear of her vehicle, which magnet bears a striking resemblance to this one: 

However, since we have been spending a lot of time at the beach, the Missus had been itching to get a bicycle.  This past weekend, we scratched that itch.  Ably assisted by a very nice young man at the Belmar Bike Shop, which is conveniently located on the corner of 15th and Main, the Missus transitioned from one who desired a bicycle to one who owned a bicycle within a span of approximately thirty minutes.  

I am more than a bit embarrassed that I cannot recall his name for he could not have been more helpful.  He found a bicycle for her that not only appealed to her aesthetically but also suited her physically - thus maximizing the possibility that she will be able to ride safely and comfortably.  He spent several minutes with her - after she had decided on the bike we were going to buy - ensuring that it fit her properly - and thereafter equipping it with the accessories she wanted.  

This weekend, into the rear of Margaret's Rav 4 we shall throw Joe's old beach cruiser bicycle, which has gotten an amount of use equivalent to Margaret's running shoes in the seven years or so since we purchased for him for Christmas, and which shall now serve as my mode of two-wheeled transportation in the greater Lake Como/Belmar metroplex.  The Missus is already counting down the days until she makes her maiden voyage on the Boardwalk in the early morning hours on Saturday. 

Me too.  


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