Photo: Rare evening walk in Falls Park
There have been a number of reasons why I haven’t blogged for almost two years – yes, TWO YEARS! In future posts, I’ll talk about some of what has been happening in my life. One of them is that I got way off the path in my quest for good self-care. I feel like the typical woman who has fallen prey to the old putting myself last strategy. I’m worn out and fed up with not feeling as good as I did a few years ago.
It’s one of those things where I kept waiting for the stress to subside, for things to get less busy, etc… but it is obvious that “less stress” is never going to find me, I’ve got to find it. Since the combination of my 2009 injury and the more hilly terrain in our new city has been a part of my self-care struggle, I’ve decided to get an electric-assisted bike to help me get out and exercising.
I’m conferring with my favorite cycling boutique for women here in Greenville: Pedal Chic about options. I’m looking at bikes from two companies right now: Pedego and Currie. I’m new to electric bikes so I’m exploring the features and differences. I won’t be buying a top of the line one though. I’m looking for the best I can get for a moderate price. I have included pictures of my two favorites right now. I would love to hear from anyone who has an electric bike they really like.
I’m so excited about the idea of being able to enjoy the pleasure of a bike ride again. In the mostly flat terrain of Long Beach, I used to be able to hop on my bike to go down to neighborhood coffee house. When I worked in downtown Los Angeles, I would bike to the Long Beach Bikestation to park my bike and then take the train to LA. Here in Greenville, SC I’m looking forward to biking over to the Swamp Rabbit Trail then taking it to downtown Greenville to enjoy Falls Park, shops, restaurants and the Saturday Market!