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Dusted of my Venus bike,
Fire engine Red.
I remember when I bought it and thought what a cool name Venus is; I can ride to all the galaxies and visit the heavens.  

It’s been 10 years or so since I’ve taken a spin.
I bought it used from a gal that had it built for her frame, and she won a few triathlons riding it.
I was about her size and thought, If it was good enough for her, it was good enough for me, since I knew nothing about riding.

Never mind I have to reach down to the top rail to adjust the gears and lose my balance, tork my back, and hunch over.  There aren’t enough speeds for my liking, no mirrors, lights or horns, so I soon retired it, and took to hiking and running, which is more my speed.

Now if I was Dwight, our friend from Roth Poetry who has a knack for fixing everything, I’d fix it up and sell it for a pretty penny, since I hear these old vintage bikes (anything earlier than 1982), are actually worth something. This is not a bike for Sheree from View From The Back, where she raced throughout France, and would leave us all in the dust. I bet she’s familiar with this bike in all her years of riding.

Who has time for biking when you’ve got dogs to walk, gardens to tend, and work to do but when my son looked at me in the eyes and said “Mom would you like to ride with me?” My head spun so fast and I was out the door in seconds flat.  Now, we didn’t make it to Venus or Mars and my neck is still sore, but it was worth every minute to have some Fun Friday time with him. So, I’m in search of a new bike and I’m going for all the speeds I can get with all the bells and whistles and yes, electric too; so I’m not left in the dust and he’ll keep me in the que.  

Please do check out Dwight and Sherre’s site as they take you on wonderful rides, whether it is a scenic view, great poetry, some ingenious ideas, beautiful antiques, food and vintage treasures.

Have a great weekend and as always, Thanks for stopping in and visiting.

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Cindy

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Million Dreams
10 months ago

Hope you had lots of fun on Fri – yay! Lots of love! Take care ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

short-prose-fiction
10 months ago

What a wonderful poem Cindy. Biking this weekend?

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
10 months ago

Sounds like fun, Cindy! <3 Have a great weekend!

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

like

Bharath Upendra
10 months ago

I want that bike 🥺

Jay patel
10 months ago

Loved it… I followed you… please check my blog too.. You may like it…

Don't Lose Hope
10 months ago

I love cycling … Enjoy 🙂

leenasind
10 months ago

Are you going to name your new bike Venus too.? It’s a cool name for a bike.

michnavs
10 months ago

Oh wow…you sure had fun with your son…biking- one thing i never tried.

radhikasreflection
10 months ago

Glad you enjoyed the ride with your son Cindy ❤️. Enjoy the weekend as well!!

Ingrid
10 months ago

Oh how lovely that you got out for a bike ride with your son 🚲! Dwight and Sherry are fantastic bloggers I am already following them both of course! 🥰

tapan4evr
10 months ago

Have a great weekend ahead Cindy.🤗

rothpoetry
10 months ago

I love your post! Thank you so much for giving me a shout out in your piece! Your story took me back to my first bike that has big wide handle bars, fat wheels, chrome fenders, and no gears at all to change! Now they call the mountain bikes and add gears and curved handlebars!
dwight

Athira
10 months ago

Cindy…woowwww…..
How was your ride…Hope you enjoyed sooo much with your son👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Nawazish
10 months ago

Can I get that bike please!🥺🥺 Glad you had wonderful time biking with your son!🤩

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yayy! Thanks. He can lift his own. I’ll get mine. Happy weekend Cindy!❣❣

inspirechief
10 months ago

Cindy, I’m glad you got to enjoy a ride with your son. I always enjoy doing things with my children. I hope you find the right bike for you. Have a great weekend 🤗! Scott

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
10 months ago

♡ ‘Storks’ ~ Family Movie

…♡♡♡…

Beck
10 months ago

How sweet! My son rarely asks to spend time with me so when he does it melts my heart and I jump at the chance.
Those are the sweetest pictures! ❤️ 🤗

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
10 months ago

Sounds like soo much fun.Great that your children want to do fun things with you. Enjoy every moment while it lasts.Great name for a bike . Happy weekend ❤️😍

Offshorewriter
10 months ago

Glad to see you having a good time with your son. I am sure you enjoyed the ride. Have a happy weekend Cindy. 😍❣️

Ladysag77
10 months ago

It is an awesome name! I was listening to “Venus” on my Playlist just the other day so again, I ❤ the synchronicity. I love to ride my bike, it’s great exercise and so freeing. I usually talk to myself or sing, usually both while I’m out riding. I’m glad you hopped on and had some FriYay fun! Yoga was awesome btw, I just loved it🙏 You’re a wonderful teacher Cindy and so authentic which is what I truly enjoyed. Love to you❤❤❤❤❤

Ladysag77
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

It’s awesome to do the tjings we did as kids with our kids! My son and I love to ride our bikes together ❤ Sarah is amazing and I love her blog! She and I will do some important work together at some point I feel. We are all here to raise each other up. That’s where I’m at these days. Enriching my own life and those around me. Especially with women, the older I get the more I treasure my sister soul tribe🎆🌠🌌❤

Sarah Davis
10 months ago

Good for YOU!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
10 months ago

What a lovely, generous post, Cindy. No wonder everyone in the blogosphere loves you! Cute pics! Maybe get a mountain bike next?? We so enjoy riding our bikes in the woods! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Yup, understood! 🌞

D. Wallace Peach
10 months ago

Aww. An invite from one of the offspring can’t be beat. And what great exercise! And all that fresh air! Well done, Cindy.

gg
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10 months ago

Fun to ride together!

Curt Mekemson
10 months ago

Lots of cool bikes out there now that are made for comfort, Cindy. I’ve had a couple that I’ve used for zipping around Nevada’s Black Rock Desert during Burning Man. The event is so big you need a bike. 🙂 Interesting riding with 50,000 other people though, especially at night! I also have a multi-geared Trek bike designed for touring. Like your bike, it hangs in my shed longing for the old days when I rode it. It was my go to commute vehicle for a few years in Sacramento when I didn’t even own a car. I bought it originally for another purpose, however, a solo six month 10,000 mile ride around North America that I did in 1989. Fun to see that your son invited you out on a ride. Good for him! Have a lovely weekend. –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Laughing about Burning Man, Cindy. I made my first trip up there in 2004 and have been back many times since. And it is oh so easy to get lost. Especially at night. Peggy was still woking when I made my first two trips up but joined me on the third trip. She’s an adventuresome soul and thought about the CT parade. But she was also working as an elementary school principal. As she said, “I could just see riding along and hearing, “Mrs Mekemson, Mrs Mekemson” and looked up to see one of her students. So, no. She avoided the parade. 🙂
I’ve never had quite the same passion for bicycling that I have for backpacking. The difference is, of course, getting into the wilderness. But there’s no doubt that the 10,000 mile trip was one of the highlight experiences of my life. Hope you can find a bike. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Changing bike tires isn’t high on my list either, Cindy. Things mechanic and I don’t always get along. Still, when you are out in the middle of nowhere 400 miles from the nearest bike shop, you do learn some survival skills. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Start with the front tire. It’s easy. Grin.

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Laughing. It was interesting Cindy that on my 10,000 mile trip I probably had 20 or so flats, but it was like 19 on the first five thousand miles and one on the second 5,000. In Montana. I still remember it. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

You’ve got it on the seat part! 🙂 Fortunately, it only hurt until my butt developed calluses….

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Never made stud status. 🙂 Stubborn? Yes.

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Laughing…

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
10 months ago

That was definitely expected after 10 years!!!! You’re such a risk taker but I am sure you had fun!!❤️

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

🤣 🤣 I can imagine

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

I am glad to be here 🤗💖

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Too demanding… I had to resign on the other job

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

I believe 2021 will be a better year

Zamadlomo Mkhabela
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
9 months ago

Anything can happen in these couple of days left before year end… I don’t trust 2020

Sheree
10 months ago

Thanks for the shout-out. I’m not familiar with your bike brand and you certainly need one the right size. Fortunately there are plenty of great

Sheree
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Good luck

Sheree
10 months ago

bike shops in Italy where you can find a replacement. Yes, there’s a market for older, beautifully renovated bikes.

Lolsy's Library
10 months ago

Rock On!

asthaisha
10 months ago

Wonderful poem 😍 lots of love 🤗

asthaisha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

❤️❤️

Rez Scribblez
10 months ago

Hope you get your new bike soon, have fun. stay safe.😊

ashok
10 months ago

I was remembering you just a few minutes back when I saw Mars in the sky and now I see you writing about Venus and Mars.

What a Fab Friday Cindy 😊💖

ashok
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😊🤗

Halbarbera
10 months ago

My neighbors complained that my dog was chasing their kid on his bicycle…

But that’s impossible…
…My dog does not even have a bicycle.

Karen Lynne Klink
10 months ago

Wish I had a photo of my original bike which was made of iron, weighed a ton, had no gears, but I loved it. Took it to college, painted it green with a yellow daisy on the rear fender. It took me everywhere and kept me in shape.

Marsha
10 months ago

Cindy, we are going shopping for ebikes today. Our son and his girlfriend love to ride, so now that we are getting settled where there are lots of bike lanes, trails, etc, we are looking to take the plunge. This will be a big stretch for me. We sold our bikes to our neighbor in CA, which we hadn’t ridden in years. Riding down to her house reminded me how much fun I had missed out on. Reading Karen’s comment, I am reminded of my first bike, which belonged to my mother, circa 1930s – 40s. You see knock-offs in stores all over the place in CA but hers was too heavy for a ten year old. My dad painted it powder blue and painted the rusty chrome handlebars silver. It left a black oily mark from the chain every time I rode it. Yet, I rode it a lot, and I was skinny then! Maybe once again. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Cindy. 🙂

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

A fellow Kiwanian has an ebike, and I wanted to try it out to see if I liked it. So, with my Kiwanis friends cheering me on, I tried to jump on the bike and take off – like any exuberant child would. Only I couldn’t lift my leg over the bar. So he tipped it almost to the ground, and I finally got on, but I couldn’t touch the ground with both feet while standing , and I was afraid to take both feet off the ground to sit on the seat. I was scheduled for a mastectomy later that month, and I thought it might not be a good Idea if I fell off. It was a wake up call as to how out of shape I am, not just muscles, but agility.

Samreen Asad
10 months ago

Lovely poem Cindy,❤️ loved your bike🚲😍 And the photos, sweet mother-son duo 😊💖 It seems like you had a great time😀😍 Take care, wish you a Happy Sunday. 🤗🤗❤️❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Always my pleasure Cindy ❤️🤗❤️ It indeed feels nice to add memories with your loved and cherished ones and keep them treasured in your heart. 😊 Thank you🌺🤗💕❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗😘

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Thank you and have a great week ahead Cindy ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗💖

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Thank you ❤️😊🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

❤️🤗❤️

Janis
10 months ago

You are so beautiful Cindy. Red is great on you! And YES to cycling!!!

pvcann
10 months ago

How serendipitous, as covid hit I had my bike serviced and made road worthy, been enjoying riding again. Electric! Wow, I hadn’t thought of that.

M Jay Dixit
10 months ago

I am really digging that bike! It’s funny how you mentioned Dwight! I saw an old amplifier, one of our neighbours were taking it out to TRASH during diwali cleaning.. and I found myself surprisingly thinking about Dwight fixing those guitars too..and how if he was here he’d probably have fixed that ampli haha.. very cool post, Cindy🙂❤

M Jay Dixit
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😂😂🎸🥁 hilarious! We prolly wrote a verse for “bike-amp” in these rhyming comments already😂 good night, Cindy❤

Kumar Harsh
10 months ago

Wow Cindy loved reading this. I too have a love relationship with my bike and like you mine is also biting the dust. I rarely take it out. 😇😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😇😇 I will maybe someday. And you should definitely consider an electric one. You’ll be the fastest. Haha. 😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😇😇

Introverted Thoughts
10 months ago

Looks like you had a fun filled Friday! That bike looks really cool!

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10 months ago

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Eromonsele Emmanuel
10 months ago

Happy Fri-Yay in Arrears Cindy. I do love bicycles and when I want to get one, I think I’ll prefer regular bikes to the ones with gears or electric motors. I want to feek the burn LoL.

Cheers!!!!!

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

Thanks.

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

😊

Gottfried
10 months ago

Lovely poem. Did you run over anything though?

Gottfried
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
10 months ago

haha, once my tire gets popped, it’s lighsout for the year

Jonathan Caswell
9 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
YOWZA-!

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