Paid final installment, via layaway, through the local bike shop. A grownup bike, very lightweight with Shimano shifters. All kinds of awesome. Terry tells me it will fit her until she’s about 5′ 4″. I’m 5′ 5″ and she’s catching up to me though. I almost cried seeing her on this bike.
She couldn’t wait for us to drive it home and borrowed a helmet from Terry to ride it right that minute, she told Terry she didn’t need a kickstand. I paid right as she left then I hopped in the car and thought I was right behind her (along her route) but never saw her. I got home and she was already in the driveway with a group of neighbor boys surrounding her. My mom told me later in the day, she saw Phoenie’s first ride, along 7th Street, saw her smiling a huge smile and flying.
It hurt a lot to watch her, but I guess it was a good hurt.
[T]he bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged. ~ Author Unknown, from “Demerarest’s Family Magazine”, 1895
” A grownup bike, very lightweight with Shimano shifters. All kinds of awesome. Terry tells me it will fit her until sheâ€™s about 5â€² 4â€³. Iâ€™m 5â€² 5â€³ and sheâ€™s catching up to me though. I almost cried seeing her on this bike.”
Yeah, I can relate to this. We bought Maeve a beautiful purple Trek last summer and I was shocked that we could buy a ladies’ bike because I don’t think of her as being tall. Then I had to check her height the other day to put on her new ID card and discovered that she’s only 5″ shorter than me. Anyway, when I saw Maeve riding her bike, I was all teary and happy at the same time, too.
Very awesome! It’s a great color and she looks beautiful riding it, of course.