Wednesday, March 5, 2008
You have no idea how good I look in tight spandex!
So, I did something that many of you will think is crazy. I bought a road bike this week. I know it is kind of crazy. But it’s not as hectic (the word they use more often for crazy here in SA) as you think. I’ve wanted one for a while because running can get boring and monotonous so it’s a great way to break it up. And ever since we’ve been doing the spin class I’ve been inspired. And finally everybody in Cape Town cycles. It’s crazy, they are everywhere! Ron Torrance told me that, so I planned on trying to rent a bike, but they just don’t do that. So, I bought one!!
This weekend they even have the World’s Largest Bike Race here called the Cape Argus. It’s 35,000 people riding 109 klms (that’s about 65 miles) along some gorgeous but very difficult roads. The whole town shuts down (our church doesn’t have normal service) and the race comes right by our flat!
The plan with the bike is either to try and sell it when we leave (the place I bought seems to think I’ll have no problem with that or keeping it. I really think I’ll be keeping it and finding a way to bring it home. I’m determined to find a way. It’s really light and once you take it apart it will totally fit in my suitcase! So, Raleigh, be ready, because you have no idea how good I look in tight spandex. Because of course, I had to get real biker shorts if I’m going to be a cyclist. They have pads and everything. I have clip-in shoes and my first helmet!
I had to share my big news with everybody. Thanks for being excited for me.