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First ride of the season [May. 15th, 2009|08:17 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |mellowsore, but content]

My sister and I dragged out the bikes, oiled the gears and chains, pumped up the tires, and headed for Peninsula, OH to ride on the tow path. I'm ashamed that I haven't taken advantage of this treasure before. It's completely awesome and we will be returning.

Biking was great, but the thing I love best about being with my sister is how hard we make each other laugh. After the ride we sat on the patio of a restaurant there and had a couple drinks and were crying with tears - I'm sure everyone else thought we were kooks. Then driving back, she said something funny just as I'd taken a large swig of water. I couldn't swallow, and I couldn't hold it, and I couldn't breathe. I finally just spurted it all down my front, making us laugh even harder.

I'm not sure which is more sore: my no-longer-accustomed-to-bike-seats butt, or my stomach muscles.

The one thing we decided for certain was that we had to do it again, and the thing we observed is that taking our bikes with us means that neither of our husbands will want to come along.

"You know," said she, "we wouldn't even have to bike! We could just stick them on the car and go do whatever we want. Dinner, shopping, dancing. They'd never know! We just say, 'yeah, we're going biking, dear.'"

I smirked and said, "And they'd say, 'In those heels?'"
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[User Picture]From: dylia
2009-05-16 12:40 am (UTC)
Then you just explain to him that you only pedal with the ball of your foot so, yes, you could bike in those heels. ;-D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-16 02:11 am (UTC)
Yes, and the night biking that's all the rage!
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[User Picture]From: dylia
2009-05-16 02:37 am (UTC)
Indeed!
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[User Picture]From: aiela
2009-05-16 12:44 am (UTC)
I really need to get a better bike. My cheapie mountain bike is too heavy for more than a few miles.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-16 02:12 am (UTC)
I actually own two: a mountain bike and a road bike, so it's easy to go with my sis.
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[User Picture]From: vampslayer85
2009-05-16 01:19 am (UTC)
the little things like laughing all day makes me so grateful to have a sister
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-16 02:17 am (UTC)
It is, in fact, made of awesome.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2009-05-16 01:56 am (UTC)
"And they'd say, 'In those heels?'"

"Why do you think we were oiling up the chains?"
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-16 02:17 am (UTC)
*smirk*
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[User Picture]From: dylia
2009-05-16 04:31 am (UTC)
*giggle fits*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-16 04:00 am (UTC)
Siblings have gotten MUCH more awesome in the last few years.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2009-05-16 01:34 pm (UTC)
My sister and I get together twice a year for our birthdays and spend the day laughing and recalling family stories and catching up on family news. It's the best.
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2009-05-17 02:17 pm (UTC)
I should drag out my bike and start exercising.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-05-17 07:19 pm (UTC)
It is one of the things that makes me happy.
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