All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast. ~André Maurois
I woke up at 8 this morning and laid in bed until 10. Nope, no walk for me and the puppy today, no bike ride in the sun. I just wanted to be lazy, and it felt incredible! I went out for tea and leisurely read magazines in the bookstore. I browsed decor magazines and daydreamed about redecorating my house. I marveled at how my shirt looked better on me as I proclaimed to myself that I am losing weight! And I got pumped up for my rides for the next 2-3 days, wonderfully happy that I actually have time to ride several consecutive days. Oh, and by the way, this past Monday I finally got a bike rack for my car so I don’t have to dismantle my bike to take it places. I’m really happy about that too. Plus it holds 2 bikes so I can now drag my fiance places to bike with me. I’m excited about having his company on a ride or two. That’s my type of romance.
While perusing magazines, I opened up Road Bike Action. To my giddy little heart’s delight, on the cover is a Diamondback road bike! I’m thrilled because my cheap inconsequential mountain bike that I ride is a Diamondback! Everyone I have spoken to always says they haven’t ever heard of it, but here it is, the name gracing the cover of a magazine! OK, so apparently the company was a big name 20 years ago and haven’t done much sense, but they could be making a comeback and I’m happy for them. I know my bike isn’t anywhere near the quality of the road bike they tested (plus mine is a mountain bike) and it cost no where near the same price, but it made me joyful all the same. Maybe now I can speak with some authority or at least confidence that my lovable bike isn’t a no-name generic wannabe. Now I’ll show off with some pride, as I run into Starbuck’s windows. Hahahah!