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Transportation Special

May 25, 2007

I got a new toy! Actually, it’s not just a toy, it’s a tool to use as gas prices rise this summer and in an effort to be more eco-friendly.


Here are a few pics of me riding it.

I’ve used it several times in the last few days. Actually I just got it yesterday afternoon. Of course I took it out right away for some time by the river. Then I had two bike rides today, which means I have a very tired thigh. It’ll probably be a little sore tomorrow.

I have wanted a bike for a long time, but now that I live in a neighborhood, I feel like I can have a safe place to get more comfortable riding. How do I do it? Well, my super awesome C-leg has two modes. I have my second mode (three taps on the toe changes it over) set to free swing, which is perfect for biking.

I am so excited to get to know my bike better and how I’ll handle biking. The last thing I need is an awesome milk crate to carry my knitting in.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2007 10:34 pm

    Sweet ride! I can’t tell from the pics if it already has one, but it definitely needs a bell. Something that rings out: “Watch yourself! There’s one baaad knittin’-kitt’n ridin’ thru!”

  2. May 26, 2007 6:08 am

    Oh, pretty bike! And you look so summery and happy on it.

    The C-leg thing sounds like magic. “tap on the toe three times, and ta-da!” I’m glad technology is coming along so that people who need prosthetics are able to do what they want to do. Fantastic.

    Could we have another garden update, please? I’m curious to see how yours is coming along.

  3. May 29, 2007 5:44 am

    Fab! I have a bike but can’t really use it to save gas since it would be suicide to ride to the store and work is too far. I think its awesome that you’re giving it a go.

  4. Gray permalink
    May 29, 2007 7:22 am

    How wonderful! I didn’t know that riding a bicycle would be a practical proposition. Good for you!

    I expanded my garden by 1/5 this year, the skunk under my neighbor’s shed seems to be gone this year, and I have high hopes for my vegetables and herbs. I would love to have a garden update also.


  5. May 29, 2007 7:45 am

    You are inspiring me to take another crack with the prosthesis (my C-leg is the one in the corner with the funky fit issues). I’ve kind of got it in my mind to make it the priority after I move. You look great on your bike!!

  6. Roma permalink
    May 29, 2007 9:16 am

    Hey Joedie, its a shame we could not see it each other in Abq. but going to Abq. is a TRIP for me. First of all it takes four to get there, then it also takes a whole tank of gas each way plus I would have had to plan for a hotel. But oh well hopefully next time we will see each other.

  7. June 2, 2007 2:23 pm

    very cute bike! You’ll also need a merry bike bell… mine goes off spontaneously (making for a very happy, chatty bike)!

  8. June 2, 2007 5:23 pm

    My boyfriend found a “bell” for my bike that’s actually a little battery-operated thing that chimes if you push one button, and says, “Excuse me!” in a very polite voice if you push another one. I’ve never actually used it for its intended purpose, but all my friends think it’s funny.

  9. Jodie permalink
    June 5, 2007 9:34 am

    Ooo! I need a bike bell is right! Anthony has one with a floaty eyeball. I want to try to find something unique.

    Gray, I’ll probably be expanding the garden next year. I’ll be sure to post a garden update next week!

  10. Erica permalink
    June 5, 2007 2:42 pm

    don’t forget your helmet, though!! I’ve been doing the bike riding “thing” around my town. I topped off my gas tank today (last fill had been 4/17). I figured I should fill up as prices came down a little the past week or so.

    Riding rocks!!!

  11. June 21, 2007 11:39 am

    Please make sure you get and wear a helmet whenever you ride. I’ve been a competitive cyclist for 20 years, and have learned that helmets are not for IF you crash, but rather for WHEN you crash. Take care and have fun!

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