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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Hope you had lots of fun on Fri – yay! Lots of love! Take care ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Thanks so much K!! starting with a hike this morning! 💕❤️ Have a great weekend! 💕Cindy!!!
What a wonderful poem Cindy. Biking this weekend?
Thanks Gabriella! 🙏 I’m planning to!! It’s a nice change of pace! 💕 have a great one! 💕xo Cindy
Sounds like fun, Cindy! <3 Have a great weekend!
Really fun! Thanks Cheryl! You as well! 💕❤️
I want that bike 🥺
Too bad we can’t meet in space a make a handoff! 💕
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I love cycling … Enjoy 🙂
It’s a great thing to do right now! Thanks much!!! Happy weekend! 💕
Are you going to name your new bike Venus too.? It’s a cool name for a bike.
Hey that’s a thought!!! I know.. I’ve never heard of that brand before!!! Maybe I will! 💕 thanks for the idea! And visit💕 Cindy
Oh wow…you sure had fun with your son…biking- one thing i never tried.
I sure did…. hope to go again soon!’n
It’s never too late to try if you have any interest. 💕❤️ Have a good weekend! ❤️ Cindy
Glad you enjoyed the ride with your son Cindy ❤️. Enjoy the weekend as well!!
Thanks Radhika! I will and you too!! 💕🥰🥰 Cindy
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! 🥰
It was lots fun a to be asked since that rarely if ever happens!! Now I have to get some bike pants too! . Yes, they are!!!! So gifted! Like you!💕 have a great weekend! 💕Cindy
Have a great weekend ahead Cindy.🤗
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!
How was your ride…Hope you enjoyed sooo much with your son👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Can I get that bike please!🥺🥺 Glad you had wonderful time biking with your son!🤩
😂 you have to arm wrestle Bharath for it lol but I will give to you .. thanks me too! Special! Happy weekend!!
Yayy! Thanks. He can lift his own. I’ll get mine. Happy weekend Cindy!❣❣
lol! Good plan! You too! ❤️
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
♡ ‘Storks’ ~ Family Movie
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! ❤️ 🤗
Yes, indeed! I know the feeling well! It is so rare and such a special moment. We are lucky they ask at all.. we must be doing something right.. ❤️ thanks, treasured pics with special memories. Maybe someday, they will be happy to have these posts we make to look back at. ❤️ Cindy
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 ❤️😍
It always is fleeting and catches me by surprise but it doesn’t go unnoticed and I savor the moments Marlene. Like you do I’m sure with your kids. Big hugs, always love and happy weekend to you as well! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
Glad to see you having a good time with your son. I am sure you enjoyed the ride. Have a happy weekend Cindy. 😍❣️
Thanks Preethes! Just to be in his presence and having him want to be with me is a gift! Thanks and happy weekend to you as well! ❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
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❤❤❤❤❤
I know it was soo cool to see it again and ride since my son asked me!! Another interest we share!!! Oh I bet I would too if I rode more! So fun with my son!
Oh I loved having you in class and so glad you and slSarah connected as well! Thanks for sharing your light in yoga and hope to see you again. Thank you so much, I’m glad you appreciate my authenticity! Hope your mom and dad are hanging in there. They have a great teacher! 💕👏❤️🙏 love you too!
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🎆🌠🌌❤
It’s so true. Oh that’s nice you ride with him. Yes, she is terrific. We all contribute to each other and I’n happy you connected! Yes we do need each other. ❤️❤️🤗
Good for YOU!
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! 🌞
Oh thanks Lisa!! I would love to get a mountain bike but then
I couldn’t go woth my so. Since he just got a ride bike.. the things we do for love! 😘
Yup, understood! 🌞
Aww. An invite from one of the offspring can’t be beat. And what great exercise! And all that fresh air! Well done, Cindy.
Fun to ride together!
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
Oh you have been around the block and planet alright Curt on your bikes! So you’re a “burner”. My friends lost their way many of times in the desert at burning man!!!!! Did Peggy participate in “Critical Tits”? Always made ne laugh hearing about it. Wow, impressive it was your only means of transportation! Whoa 10,000 mile ride is commendable! It’s tough to find one in Covid but I do want to keep it up since it was fun to do something solo with him1. Thanks for checking in and you have a lovely weekend too!❤️ Cindy
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
Fin memories from everything I hear Chick! I love the history of its conception! I imagine Peggy made a wise choice as I have the picture locked in my mind and her pink slip! 😂!!!
Oh that has to be etched in your memory bank as a highlight for sure!
I’m a no fuss no muss girl, and stopping for a tire pop isn’t high on
My list and would slow me down.
Garrett has one for
Me to look at tomorrow although it’s not an electric-:(. Yes, I’ve graduated to wimpdom and I’m not afraid to say it. 🤣 Thanks!
And have a great Sunday! 💕
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
Oh for sure!!! A necesary skill. I shutter at the thought.. I wonder if I would make it back! lol. 🤣 Cindy
Start with the front tire. It’s easy. Grin.
And he says, from a distance with a grin.. very encouraging. 🤣✨🤣🤣
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
Wow, etched in the memory of your seat and spirit no doubt. put pics in your next write up! ❤️🌷 Cindy
You’ve got it on the seat part! 🙂 Fortunately, it only hurt until my butt developed calluses….
Oh Geez… that sound dreadful!!!! You are a stud!~ 👏👏👏
Never made stud status. 🙂 Stubborn? Yes.
Well get busy…. time’s a wastin lol 😂
That was definitely expected after 10 years!!!! You’re such a risk taker but I am sure you had fun!!❤️
Not to Mention how hard the seat was.. YIKes! 🙄! fun to go with him and be asked-:)
🤣 🤣 I can imagine
Thanks Zamadlomo!!! sooo goo to see you! ❤️
I am glad to be here 🤗💖
ME TOOOOOOO! So glad to see you Girl!!!! How’s the job?
Too demanding… I had to resign on the other job
you can only do so much! This is a crazy juggling time in our lives and hopefully things will get more in balance.. 🙏🤗
I believe 2021 will be a better year
It can’t get much worse I don’t think, so anything is a plus now.. ❤️🤗
Anything can happen in these couple of days left before year end… I don’t trust 2020
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
You’re so welcome. When I was writing, your name just rolled off my tongue! I;m hearing it’s tough to find in Covid but I’ll find ione I’m sure! 👏
bike shops in Italy where you can find a replacement. Yes, there’s a market for older, beautifully renovated bikes.
Thanks Sheree! Love way to go for a new bike but I’ll keep my eyes out! thanks! ❤️
Wonderful poem 😍 lots of love 🤗
oh thanks so much !!! ❤️
Hope you get your new bike soon, have fun. stay safe.😊
Thanks Rez!!! Me too! Happy Weekend! ❤️
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 😊💖
awwww I am smiling ear to ear Ashok!!! Love that… Thanks so much. Always a treasured gift to be invited by our kids, as you know! ❤️
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.
🤣🤗🤗It takes all kinds
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.
Oh how funny, those were the days! That sounds so reminiscent of the 60’s or 70’s. Love it was your form of transportation too. Natural exercise is the best! Thanks for sharing Karen. Have a great weekend! ❤️ Cindy
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. 🙂
Oh that’s so much fun!!! Please do tell what you end up with Marsh!
Glad you were able to sell yours! It sounds like you’ll need a hybrid which makes sense. For whatever, my son is thinking road bike. I expect, because it’s easy on and off in the morning before work.
Oh yes, I remember the name and that would be heavy especially for a 10 year ok’d. Your memories are such gifts just like Karen’s. You have vivid descriptions even down to the black marks on the chain. The side benefit of ridding, is for sure the calorie burn. Can’t wait to hear what you end up woth and how it goes! 💕 Cindy
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.
Oh my, I’m glad you’re ok. I found the the same with my leg going over. Even with all of the yoga I do, I’m sooo stiff and it caught me by surprise that it was hard to do. Oh I’m so sorry you have to go in for a mastectomy. I’ll be thinking of you and sending good energy and healing. Good you didn’t fall is right!!! Sitting writing doesn’t help.. movement is critical! Take care and happy Sunday! ❤️ Cindy
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. 🤗🤗❤️❤️
Thanks Samreen. I’m so glad you liked it! It was fun to write and memories and make a new one woth my son.! It’s always so nice when they actually want to spend time with me!💕❤️💕🥰 You too!
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🌺🤗💕❤️
Sooo nicely said! Yes indeed! 💕
Yes, soooo grateful is right! ❤️❤️❤️🤗 Happy Sunday night! xo
Thank you and have a great week ahead Cindy ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗💖
You”re so welcome and you too! ❤️
Thank you ❤️😊🤗
You are so beautiful Cindy. Red is great on you! And YES to cycling!!!
Awwww thanks Janice!!! YAY!!! thanks! ❤️👏👏👏
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.
Oh wild!!! What a good idea! Glad you are enjoying getting out. Oh, I’m pretty much teasing but it’s tempting.. lol. Thanks for stopping in Paul. ❤️
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🙂❤
Lol Jay!!! and it’s so funny how you found a treasure too an amp & I a bike and we both thought of Dwight.. Hey, I bet we could sing a duo together. I can hardly keep up with what I do but I bet we could sing a good duo….
bike-a-amp-la-do… who hoo.. 🤣🤣🤣🤣Thanks for visiting Jay and your fun too. Have a great night! ❤️🤗
😂😂🎸🥁 hilarious! We prolly wrote a verse for “bike-amp” in these rhyming comments already😂 good night, Cindy❤
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. 😇😇
There you are!! Glad you are making your way back into costing all of us.
Looking at a new one and retiring this one. Hopefully, you can get out and find some time on it, it will be a good way to decompress! -:)💕❤️
😇😇 I will maybe someday. And you should definitely consider an electric one. You’ll be the fastest. Haha. 😇
I hope so as I know you love it and when you visit, I will take you to great spots we can ride. In the meantime, I’ll meet you between Venus and Mars!!! ❤️😇
Looks like you had a fun filled Friday! That bike looks really cool!
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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.
Hey Ero, glad you like to ride too.. I’m teasing but it’s tempting to get an electric one but then how would we get our workout in… ooooh I’m impressed you go with those muscles and burn. 💪🏽🤛💪🏽
Lovely poem. Did you run over anything though?
Thank god I didn’t and no popped tires… wouldn’t know how to change them-:(.
haha, once my tire gets popped, it’s lighsout for the year
that would be me too… had to dig you out of spam, it had been so long.
You know it’s a lot easier if you just keep up, 🤣🤗
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Oh thanks Johnnie!!! ❤️