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Thursday, June 25, 2015

summer cycling haul

I walked into the Rec Center, showed my ID, headed to the Outdoor office, and

*CHAKUNK*

"Uhm...", I spoke intelligently, "They closed?"

Okay, so yeah.  Apparently the Outdoor office has summer hours. Live and learn.  I returned this week, however, all educated on their office hours so...

I walked into the Rec Center, showed my ID, headed to the Outdoor office, and

"Hi, it's me, Abby!  Got any prizes left??"

Yes, the friendly people at Pedal Perks are keeping the drive alive year 'round!  I was again informed that I got a prize for May and to stop in and pick it up.  This time was fun, a "grab bag" of sorts.  (as in, we get all these promo items, so we just throw them in a big bin and let the winners fight over stuff).

So the helpful Pedal Perkian slid out the big bin and told me to have at it.  I was eligible for three items.  So here are what I chose, in no particular order.

SOCKS!
These seem like fun socks, although I doubt anyone will read them, particularly the words that will be in my shoes.  But I'LL know what they say!

Next up...

REAR VIEW MIRROR!

I've never had a mirror for bicycling, although I see others (mostly old people) who have them.  I installed it on Bella since, as luck would have it, her left handgrip was all torn and messy - so not anymore!  If  nothing else, the mirror makes for a nice patch.  On a side note, there were handgrips in the bin, but they were an ugly green that would have totally clashed with Beautiful Bella Orange.

The image in the mirror is me taking a picture of the image in the mirror in the mirror in the mirror... We have a large (cracked) mirror on the wall of our garage.  Doesn't everyone?

And lastly, I grabbed a sleeveless base layer top that I didn't feel like taking a photo of.  I doubt I'll wear it for bike riding, but it was my size and looked like a nice top for summer running.  The product info page states, "Perfect for runningAha!  Knew it!  ...Okay, so it wasn't that epiphanous.

Thank you, Pedal Perks People.

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Hookin' up with MamaKat again this week:
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: prize


13 comments:

  1. Well, at least you got to pick!

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    1. It was pretty fun, reminded me of the days at the dentist when my kids got to go diving in the "no cavities!" prize stash.

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  2. I love those socks! they are way cool! I have a mirror on Sylvia and I love it. It makes it so much safer and easier to check behind me! Congrats on the win!

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't pass up the socks :). I haven't road tested the mirror yet, but I think it will be a lot safer than my current method!

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  3. Fun socks! And the mirror is very practical. Hubby got one for when he rode the busy streets. That way he could see what was comin' up behind him.
    And a free shirt is always nice!
    We don't have incentives around here that I know of. So I just work out for nothin'. hmph.

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    1. They had some cool Colorado flag socks too, but only XL was left. My feet are big but...
      Well, y'know I'd be riding my bike either way, but a dive into the prize bin is pretty fun!

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  4. Those socks are awesome - even if no one can read the words that are inside your shoes - or the ones that are visible, but impossible to read because you're pedaling by so fast!

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    1. Right! Call me "blurry ankles"!

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  5. Who doesn't love goodies?! And yes - YOU'LL know. Or you could also make a pointed display of removing your shoes in public, often.

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