“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
Dare to live, dare to change. Life is beautiful.”
By the time I called the seller, the bike was gone. But by then I’d done some research on Electra bicycles. Electra pioneered what they call “Flat Foot Technology,” and I knew from the moment I saw the graphic about it that it was exactly what I needed.
I used to ride my bicycle all the time when I was a kid. But it was a low-slung model with a banana seat. My current bicycle fits me properly–the bike shop said so–but my toes barely touch the ground. It makes stopping difficult, and I feel uneasy riding it.
REI’s anniversary sale this year included 15% off bikes, and after considering all my options, I ordered the Electra Townie 7D. And a cute basket. No streamers, though. Liesl said she wouldn’t ride with me if I got the streamers.
Summer in Alaska is amazingly beautiful, and it has almost arrived. We’re about half-way through our two-week spring. Soon I’ll have a way to be active outdoors that works for me.