But, safety first kids so before you "get on your bike and ride" (for all you Queen fans) it is best to give her a dusting off and good once over.
I pulled my bike out of the back shed, to check how she faired her winter's hibernation. Already, I'm apologizing to the spiders I know will soon be hanging around in there
I pumped up the tires.
Added some oil to the chain.
Checked all the nuts and bolts to see if anybody was loosey-goosey.
Checked the brakes.
Except I needed a new bike helmet so it was off to Canadian Tire for me.
Naturally I started with adult size helmets.....as I am an adult; 52+ years of adult in fact. But what was I thinking...I come from a long line of small headed-humans. Really, you should see my Dad. The outcome being there was no way one of the Big Girl helmets were going to come close to fitting.
So I moved over to the kids section. Hence my dilemma. Choices for helmets were as follows:
There was a minion helmet - I do love yellow...
How about this one? The pink bow and kitty ears would be a nice touch
Olaf? Can you imagine a 52-year-old woman zooming through town with this on her head?? Worse, I must be one of the only humans on the planet who have yet to see this movie!
I'm happy to say, I finally found something in the 8 year old section which was more suitable. A basic black number with no pointy ears or carrot nose.
My bike is ready to go. I blew the bike seat last year so I fixed it with Skull and Cross bone duct tape (thanks Kelly). I may have to invest in a new seat but I think the duct tape is a nice and very Canadian touch. That's Lulu in the background, pretending she doesn't know I'm taking a picture.
So keep an eye out all you car-driving folks. The bikes are back! We will be manoeuvring our way along side you, and pumping along, burning calories behind you.
We are ready to ride!