Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Chicken Has Hatched

Ok....So it's common knowledge that winter sucks in Chicago. And the last 3 years, I've been beaten and blown about by it's ferocious winds. And the snow...well, I won't even go there! But I always come out victorious - ever the optimist when "Spring" peeks through the gray and blue, yellow, and green spring up throughout the city. It's a marvelous thing.

However, this year...this year is different. It's snowing and hailing in April and I can't seem to kick the blues that all this gray brings. Ugh...I've tried and will continue to. Just this weekend I finally took the leap and sprung for a new bike. Ever since mine got stolen a little over a year ago, I've been hesitant to replace it. Bike theft is quite common in the city and it just ticked me off so much that I didn't want to let it happen again! But my adventurous spirit draws me outdoors at every glimpse of sun and shine and I love nothing more than riding in the warm wind of summer along the crystal blue Lake Michigan. So, I found this great non-profit bike shop called Working Bikes that diverts bikes from being discarded and repairs them for sale and charity. Perfect!

Accompanied by roomie, bestie and Elsie (aka the Ford Escape Zip Car) we headed out to test our luck. You see, everyday the inventory changes so you never know what you're going to have to choose from. As luck would have it, I spied a road bike that was just my size. Took it on a couple spins and thought that I had found my mate. Then, upon realizing the intricacies of a road bike and my lagging knowledge of such creatures, I started questioning my decision. Alas, as luck WOULD have it, Linds saw something across the room. A blushing pink beauty that turned out to be a hybrid, cheaper than the road bike and the perfect size! SOLD! Finishing off the purchase with a new U-lock (my crime fighting counterpart) and a light, I strolled out of there a very happy customer! :)

Here's a picture of my new Spring Chicken!
Now that she's hatched and ready to ride, I'm more eager than ever for true Springtime to arrive! So, Winter better watch out because what "Winter" doesn't know is that I can hang with the best of them, have an unrelenting spirit and am one hot pink mama! haha!!!

Anyone else made any fun spring/summer purchases? Love to hear about them...I have a feeling my Spring Fever has only just begun!


Texan Couture said...

I love your new bike! I really want one, Austin has great trails for riding.

ps. the cupcake kit can be found at

Michelle said...

Thanks! have to have on in Austin b/c you can practically ride it all year long! Thanks for the cupcake info! Love it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Miche! I'll get mine soon and we'll let the fun begin :)

pocket full of pink said...

LOVE the bike, lovie!! The color is right up my alley! :o) PS. Post sometime 2day or 2morrow about our Easter meal, ie. Ribs!