As I got out of my car this afternoon I looked across at my new pushbike sitting in the garage and had to laugh. I think of my lovely new bike as my midlife purchase but it dimmed somewhat in comparison to the bike parked next to it!
I think it might be an indication of the difference between husband and wife midlife crisis purchases. I'm all excited about having two wheels to tootle around the neighbourhood on while my husband went out for his approaching 50's and bought two wheels to zoom along the highway on.
I'm not sure who has the most fun - I guess his can be shared because when I am feeling brave I perch precariously on the back and let him take me for a spin (preferably at a rather sedate pace). My invincibility took a hard hit when we were nearly wiped off by a four wheel drive a few years ago - you can read about that "fun" event and the resulting purple leg here. So I feel a lot safer trundling along the cycle paths of suburbia where those peripheral vision challenged drivers can't get me.
It's funny how everyone has their little midlife dream - my sister-in-law's dream is to remodel her kitchen - her husband's is to double the size of his workshop. Others want to travel or buy a caravan or toss in their job (been there - done that) or upgrade the car. I seem to dream small dreams and my little blue bike is enough for now - which is lucky because I don't think we'd fit an extra motorbike into the garage........mind you I was tempted when I saw this one parked in the disabled bay at the shops today - sure beats a gopher scooter:
|I wonder if it comes in pink?|