Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bikes? Yay!!!

I suppose the most reasonable follow-up to my moaning about ridic gas prices is to praise my bike. And bikes in general. What a brilliant invention. Lately anytime I'm going anywhere around town, I ride my bike. I love doing bike errands. I ride to the movies, to the markets, to the parties, and restaurants. AND I'm getting an awesome work out in the meantime. AND I have awesome conversations and encounters with people on the streets of Salt Lake. My favorite--a couple of days ago I was riding my bike down to the gateway to see a movie with mp & cf. I was waiting at a red stop light. A little hunched over old lady with long gray braids was shuffling across the street. She looked up at me and said in a thick accent, "Oh goodie, goodie! I was buy a new bicycle too!" and it was maybe the cutest thing that's ever happened to me. All I could do was smile and say, oh good! Also, last week I rode my bike to lil em's wedding at the SLC temple. For some reason riding my bike to someone's wedding was a thrilling experience. Unfortunately for me it was a breezy day and I was wearing a billowy dress, so I think I might have given some homeless dudes downtown a show. But I don't regret it. Maybe someday I'll figure a way to ride my bike to my own wedding. Bikes!!

6 comments:

Liz Canaan Roberts said...

Dang I miss having a bike. I need need a new new one!

Maudie Jane said...

I love that a) you rode your bike to lil' Em's wedding, 2) you talk w/ little old ladies on the street,, and d) you flashed a homeless dude. I think that all equals "Elin Rocks". The environent, the elderly, doing nice stuff for the homeless, yep, you are a good citizen.

marshall p said...

I been thinking I needed a bike then we could bike to places together. but here's the sitch... I live at the top of an ass big hill. now what am I gonna do?

lady ace said...

get a bike!! ew, i know. i used to live on a hill and it wasn't so much fun to ride. but now i live in the best location ever and i love it!! not to rub it in.

marshall p said...

jerk. I went to your house the other day (week, whatever) when the roses were all blooming like some victorian fantasy land and I was all like... "garden of eden much?"

emily jeanne said...

i wish i could have rode bikes with you to my wedding! It could have been one last night rangers!