I presently don't ride nearly as much as I would like to, much like my hubby. I have a Specialized Hard Rock and my newest toy is a Raleigh 20 with a Stermy Archer "grip shift". Original, and the only thing to be changed is the tires. It currently has white walls - which I would love to keep - but apparently they aren't as sturdy, so we will be putting regular BMX tires on it. It is purple, and completes my color favorite bikes.....the specialized is red and black.
Once there was a time when I was proud of my Toys' R Us bike - it was soooo pretty. Pink and Turqouise, now, I was about 14 then, and I had saved up for most of it. Now, with a cyclist as a hubby I know the errors that Big Box stores make with bikes and am grateful that I have what I have now. I have been no stranger to road burn and falling. I am not one of these "girls" who gets wimpy about riding. I know I can't hang so much with the boys now, but, I used to almost be able to. Now, I hope to join in the fixing and upkeep of my bikes.
The desire is there, the want is there, and now - so is the motivation to learn. I have no car, and if my hubby can commute then I can too.... We just have to get the Raleigh tuned up and her new tires on.
That's all I can think of for now..........