It took some doing but hubby convinced me we needed to buy new bikes. I was resistant because we had purchased our old bikes with money my dad had left me when he passed five years ago, they were good bikes and I was emotionally attached to them, but he was very persuasive and I finally gave in. We picked our new bikes up last Thursday and then of course we had three days of rain 😦 Finally on Monday we were able to get out and take them for a spin. Since Monday we have put just shy of 100km (62m) on them, made a few trips to Costco for groceries, hit many other stores running errands, and toured some neighbourhoods we have never visited before. Perhaps next week I will write a blog about our new bikes but for now I will tell you about all the fun we had while riding them this week 🙂
On Monday we did a trial run to see how long it would take us to ride to our Tuesday coffee group location. We hit a few stores, stocked up on a few things at Costco … good thing we both have big saddlebags on our bikes … and stopped for lunch. It was a great first ride and I think we put on about 30km.
Tuesday we rode to coffee with a group of long time friends (our children all grew up together so we have lot’s of things in common to talk about during our weekly get together). After coffee we made another stop at Costco and then headed home. Another great ride and another 30km.
Wednesday was another coffee date with people, and their spouses, that I used to work with … this is another weekly event that we really enjoy going to. After coffee we rode to an appointment I had then over to the bank where our daughter works to pick up a parcel she had for me and then back downtown for lunch. While we were eating lunch it rained pretty heavily but fortunately for us it stopped before our ride back home.
On Thursday I had a hair appointment and I did think about riding my bike but who wants to pay all that money to have their hair done and then slap on a bike helmet! Plus we had some bigger stuff we needed to pick up and the bikes were not going to work, so hubby dropped me off and did some running around. After he picked me up we drove up to Forbidden Spirits Distilling to pick up two very expensive bottles of vodka that hubby’s cousin had ordered, we will deliver them to her when we go down to Abbotsford next month. Of course while we were there we did have to try a few samples and they were really good, in fact they must have been so good that it distracted me from taking any pictures 🙂 Since we were in our old neighbourhood we decided to stop at McCulloch Station Pub for lunch. We haven’t been back there for a meal since we sold our house and it was a little nostalgic. It brought back memories of our yearly dinners on December 23 with our three children, something I started when they all moved out of the house and had spouses or girlfriends. I decided it would be fun to have one dinner a year with just the five us and December 23 was the day that worked. We enjoyed many dinners at the pub over the years but of course life moves on and the boys had families, and weren’t coming home for Christmas anymore, so our dinners with the five of us came to an end. This was also the pub my sister took me to for lunch the day before our daughter got married. We shared a lot of laughs and a lot of tears that day while sitting out on the patio. Yes it was nice to have all those memories flooding back.
Yesterday we figured it was time to stay home and get some things done but there was some brief talk about going for another ride 🙂
Until next time …