I’m getting a new bike!

I am so close to ordering a new bike. I have been lusting after a new bike for ages and ages now and finally I’ve decided what I want and we’re about to place an order. The delay is because Ben is being very annoying and wants to make sure the bike will fit through our back gate. Whether or not we can get the bike into our backyard is just not important in my view.

Here’s the bike I’m getting:

I’ve chosen this one because it has a cup holder and the guy riding it in the video is cute.

Ok, I have some other reasons too. It’s 10kg lighter than my current bike which will make a huge difference. This will mean I don’t have to starve the kids for the next year to stop them getting too heavy for me to cycle around.

It’s a trike which will be better on ice and snow and also when I’m going really slowly which is often the case when cycling uphill. If you go too slowly on a bike you have to put your foot on the ground but on a trike you can go really slowly without having to do this. But the downside of a trike is they don’t do turns as well. On a bike you can lean into the turn but until now this has not been possible on a trike. The Butchers and Bicycles bike has tilting technology which lets it tilt in turns. And so I’m hoping it will handle much like a bike and be just as fun to ride.

The other great thing about this bike is that I have it on very good authority that I’ll be 100% badass on it. Maybe I’ll even do donuts in the snow. I bet you can all just see me doing donuts like in this video:

 

12 thoughts on “I’m getting a new bike!

  1. There is nothing as exciting as a new bike,  and that one rocks.   Are you going for the e assist?

    -10kg is a huge difference.   I bought a new bike in the autumn,  just coming up to 2000 miles on it now,  almost all commuting.  It weighs about 10kg altogether! 

    It’s sad to say goodbye to an old bike though.

    1. 10kg for the whole bike is very impressive. I’m not getting the electric version. I did think about it but I like using my own steam and it keeps me fit and healthy. I’d get lazy if I had electric assist as an option.

  2. Congratulations. Finally!

    The bike looks cool; something I would want to own and ride. Someday!

    The guys is cute, yeah. And his ride looks like a cakewalk.

    Thank a lot for keeping me inspired. The power of association….you know 🙂

    1. The guy in the video has the electric version hence the reason it looks like a cakewalk. I’ll be huffing and puffing in comparison but that’s the whole point of pedal-power, right?

  3. Oh how exciting for you Rachel, yay!!! I would get that bike just for the cute guy too, haha 😀 I bet you will be badass on it…and now I’m even more keyed up about getting our bikes…and the sun is shining today! It feels great, doesn’t it? 🙂

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