My Biker Babe has a Biker Wife

He’s only gone on a few rides but has already developed a love for the life of a cyclist. Could it be the uncomfortable seat, the tight spandex or the burning pain in your muscles and butt after a long ride…who knows but he is hooked.  So much so that on his recent trip to a local bike shop, Lifecycles ( for some supplies he managed to select a bike for me and set it aside for a test drive.

The good news is, I’ve always enjoyed riding bike.  I still remember the thrill of learning to ride when I was 4 and getting my very own, brand new 10 speed as a teenager…which being the 6th of 7 children was a really big deal…nothing was ever new, it was always hand me downs.

I have also enjoyed a lot of rides (day trips; to Fort Langley, Agassiz, Cultas Lake, overnight trips; Galloping Goose Trail ( of course the Ride for MS Grape Escape ( I’m a far more avid rider than Bill, yet he owns more spandex and spent more money on this cycling obsession than me.

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So, perhaps to ease his conscience (or to slim me down or because he actually wants us to cycle together) he set aside a bike for me to test drive.  I was fine with my old bike but couldn’t t resist Bill`s generosity, the smooth ride, great customer service and the sale price.

So yes, if you cant beat them, join them…but I`m not complaining…we will be riding off into the sunset together on my new set of wheels.  This year, Tour de Valley, next year Tour de France!

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