Friday, August 13, 2010

RIP Murray, the bike

Well, Murray, my fuschia little 10 speed is no longer with us. 
I had a little run in with a BIG SUV with really big side mirrors. My back pack caught on a mirror and threw me into a parked car and then the ground. So poor little $20.00 Murray has crumpled handle bars and a very bent front tire. It would cost more to fix it than I paid for it so I am letting it go. 

RIP MURRAY. Your sweet 80's style will live in my memory forever. 

Enter : the gypsy, my gitane from 3 years ago.  

The pic is about 3 years old, the bike a gift from a friend!

It's currently in the shop for a little R&R (repair and reworking, not rest or relaxation) since it was in storage for over a year! But, by next week, I will be out and about on the gypsy once more. In the meantime I am walking and biking nearly everywhere: which takes forever compared to biking! Oh, the spoiled urban life I lead. 

Speaking of, I went to the "Uptown Market" which is open on the weekends near my house. There are crafters, artists, local farms and food and this gem: 

Yep. The best of both worlds: the bike and the blender. 
I will be honest with you, my diet has been CRAP lately. I haven't been taking time to shop, eat or cook at all, let alone in a healthy way. Too many subway subs, too many smart ones, not enough COLOR in my diet. Last night, I had a green monster though with a hefty amount of spinach, protein powder and coconut milk!  SO good... Have you tried it? Oops, should I say SO Delicious? 

Pretty green monster!! 

How many bikes do you have? I have to admit, I had three at one time, a third one is an old Schwinn cruiser with a big basket!  I have another bike announcement coming too... :) 


Shan said...

I've gotta try that coconut milk! Sounds fantastic! :)

I only own one bike. I have only been on it once or twice since my babies were born. This is for many, many reasons, but the current one is that my babes are not good/big enough bike riders yet to be able to ride without frequent assistance (a little push, chasing hysterically after them to give them a manual stop so they don't ride out into the street, etc.), so I have to walk while they ride. One day we will be able to go on family bike rides, ALL of us riding.

JewliaGoulia said...

Sorry for the loss of you bike, RIP. I hope YOU are okay though!

I have one bike, my Electra Townie I bought a few months ago. I named her Marilyn and I LOVE (understatement) her!


Here's to green monsters - I drank of recently and was overwhelmed with it's nutrition and, down right yumminess!

fitfunandfabulous said...

Well gosh I hope you are okay!

I have one bike. It was a $20 gift off of Craig's List. It does the job. I like it. But I probably could use a better one.

Julie said...

Poor Murray. I'm so glad you're ok. That is TOTALLY something I would do :-)

I only have one bike right now - a road bike. I sold my mountain bike last year to raise funds for Team In Training, and I miss her. I'm thinking of getting a cruiser this time around. I bet I could get a really good deal on one on craigslist.

Mary said...

I meant I was BUSING everywhere and walking. My commute to work turned from 10 min of biking to a 20-25 min bus route-ick! :)

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