Well....I finally did it. I bought a bike! Sarah called yesterday and bailed on walking last night, so I called Marc and got him to meet me at Sunshine Bicycle Shop to help me pick out a bike. I spent more than I wanted, but I didn't want to make the same mistake I made the last time I bought a bike. If you remember, I bought a bike back in May from Walmart. It was a beach cruiser type and I didn't have much success with it. I rode it a handful of times and the gears didn't seem to work well. Marc said it was "user error", but I'm not so sure! My new one is WAY easier to ride. Now, I'm not sure if it's because it's a lighter bike or because I've lost 20+ pounds since I last rode a bike. It's probably a little bit of both. Marc and I went to Furman to ride last night. Note to self: Never go to Furman Lake in the Summer on a Thursday night. I had forgotten that they have concerts there in the Summer. It was NOT a time to be riding around the lake. It was way crowded and nothing but a big cluster f*ck. The ride would have been really nice, had it not been for the big crowd milling around. We finally decided to get off the trail around the lake and get on the Swamp Rabbit Trail which runs parallel to the campus. We rode on that for a few minutes, but then Marc's foot started hurting some, so we headed back to the car. I think we rode about 2 1/2 miles. I'm jazzed! I lurrrrrrrrrrrve my new bike! I'm not so jazzed about the stoooooooopid ass helmet that I have to wear. I'm so getting some skull stickers or something to make it look less dorky.
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