Friday, 4 January 2013

No Giggling - I've Bought a Bike

Every weekend I have watched Chris go out on his bike and wished that I could go along with him, he started when we began our healthy eating regime and has got up to a 20 mile ride in one trip.

So in light of this I somehow decided and told him that I intended to get a bike and start riding. I had money gifted to me at Christmas so I bought a Nishiki Hybrid lightweight cycle.

It arrived today and this is Chris adding the bits for me.

I was tempted at this point to tell him it was upside down but I was good and held my tongue.

He had it the right way up in no time at all

I am super excited and can't wait for tomorrow to come so I can give it a whirl.

I've got all the gear, hi-vis-jacket, helmet, trainers, tops and leggings.

So wish me luck, if you are really good and I survive my first bike ride tomorrow I may even take a picture of me alongside the bike dressed for action.

 

 

29 comments:

Chris Heath said...

Never mind wishing Jak Luck. Wish me luck please, it's me that's taking her on her maiden voyage!!

Cheryl W said...

I think we'd all love to see a video of Jak in action. Talk about inspiration!!! (Good luck, Chris)

Patti J said...

Bwahaha....love your comment, Chris! Good luck to you BOTH! Jak, you are my hero - I've wanted to take up riding for a very long time. Somehow neither the seat, nor the tires look quite large enough for this lady! Can't wait for photos!

Lisa Jane said...

NO giggling here Jak.. i am in awe .. i am useless at exercise .. so i wish you all the best!
Lisa x

TAM said...

Good for you Jak - look forward to some action piccies

Carla S. said...

Congratulations on your new bike, Jak! It's a beauty! Can't wait to see your pics! Be careful and enjoy!

Dawn Loring said...

you are braver than I. Can barely ride a bike and hate it when anybody comes near me whilst riding so I don't. Good luck

Tangii said...

That is wonderful! You go girl!!!

ursula Uphof said...

Well done Chris and good luck to you both. Ursula xx

scottish crafter said...

Hi Jak take care out there but like your idea of getting fitter and doing something with hubby. Go girl.

Wilma x x

Lady Anne said...

I am laughing at Chris' comment and I too would love to see a video of the maiden ride *laughing* All that is left to say is good luck to you BOTH...
Love ~ Lady Anne
Cards by Lady Anne

Mad Mary said...

Hope you enjoy it and you both have a great time out.

Mary x

Christine Harrop said...

Good for you Jak! When I was 37 I started to ride a bike again - I used to ride to school until we got a school bus when I was 13! I absolutely love it! Since then (25 years!)I have done 37 charity cycle rides for the British Heart Foundation. Did I say I love cycling? LOL! Good luck and enjoy! Christine xx

Laurian said...

Well done Jak and good luck Chris! I admire the pair of you and wish I had the resolve you had....one day!
Piccis would be good though!!
Have fun
Hugs
Laurian

Dawn Lancaster said...

Good Luck both! At least you'll certainly look the part Jak! You take it slow & steady!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Hamrow said...

Good for you Jak. However must tell you I have a bike that I have only used once in the last six years. Must get on it again!! However my excuse is that where we were living was all up and down hills. No excuse now, plenty of cycle paths in Denia and it is flat. xx

Hamrow said...

Good for you Jak. However must tell you I have a bike that I have only used once in the last six years. Must get on it again!! However my excuse is that where we were living was all up and down hills. No excuse now, plenty of cycle paths in Denia and it is flat. xx

Linda Simpson said...

No giggling from me Jak! Good for you and I hope you enjoy your bike ride.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Debbie said...

Oh you do make me chuckle Jak.Have a great first ride.Hugs Debbie x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hope you both enjoy the healthy trip together.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Good luck jak and Chris lol...
It great way to stay fit though, enjoy it. X

My'scardcorner said...

Looks great and good luck used to love to go on my bike but when I got my little yorkie couldnt fit it in. Just take it easy and enjoy.
Myrax

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

You go, girl! You will love it! We have our own bikes--along with a bicycle built for 2! We get a lot of smiles and waves when we ride that one! Only thing is---I have to trust hubby to drive as he has to be in front-so much taller than I and I can't see around him. Of course I also hear a lot of "Hey-did you know she's not peddling?" which isn't the case at all! Enjoy! Blessings, Sharon

Debbie J said...

Great choice in bikes and a terrific exercise to do together. I'll wish you good luck, Chris, but I don't think you'll need it. She's a champ!

Paper Junkie said...

Well you will certainly be visible in that get up what intriques me is what were the extra bits added to the bike? One can only imagine! Think I'll stick to my daily 4 mile walkies with my gorgeous Jack Russell Polly. X

sheffsue said...

Good luck Jak..and Chris. It's something that I've never been able to do (due to balance problems)and was always envious of my friends.

Sue

Tammy said...

Fantastic, so happy for you! Enjoy!!

Reflections from Granny said...

Amazing, Congrats to you for going out and making this happen.

Your such an inspiration to others and myself.

Hugs, Lori m

Patricia said...

Good for you, you go for it.
I have a bike but to be honest I prefer to WALK the miles. OH and No1 Grandson go off for miles together...............I can see a "Little Person" joining you guys soon.
Have a Great time.

Patricia