New Bike

For the first time since I was about 13, I am the proud owner of a new bike.   I purchased this beauty at Target today:

My New Bike

It’s a 26″ Schwinn Gateway.  I got it for $180, but most of that was birthday money.  Marisa has wanted me to get one for a year or so, since she got a bike for her birthday.  We will go for our first ride this afternoon.

I’m a little nervous about riding in traffic, so we’ll see how it goes.  I’m not always a fan of Portland’s cyclists, since most of them seem to have the attitude that “sharing the road” is something only cars have to do.  But who knows?  Maybe riding around will give me a new perspective.