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My new ride!


This year, I’m committed to getting out and enjoying the GREAT OUTDOORS more often. And, now that our daughter, Shantel, feels confident using dail-a-ride home from school, I actually have some extra time to spend doing things I want to do. My husband, Bill, aka, Bro, has a friend at work who bought this bike for his wife. She didn’t like riding it, so after two attempts, and falling off both times, they sold this beautiful Roadmaster Mountain Bike to me for just $35.00. What a deal, and happy day for me! I LOVE my new bike! All I had to do was buy a helmet, and a new “wide load” seat…I didn’t like the little skinny ass seat that came with the bike because, well, I don’t have a “skinny ass” no, I’m built for comfort, not speed. I also bought a basket for my bike so if I have to go to the store for just one or two items, I can just hop on my new bike and off I go,. I can carry  my items back in the cute little basket. Now how cool is that going to be?

After Bill/Bro put on the new seat, and adjusted the handlebars, I just couldn’t wait to get out on the road. So, right after church, and breakfast this morning, that is exactly what I did:)

I guess it’s true what they say “you never forget how to ride a bike. And, it wasn’t long before I was going…,






I also love the basket on my bike because it has the best feature…not only will it hold your items in the basket while you are riding…


It detaches and has a handle so you can use it like a picnic basket when you get to your destination and what to have a little picnic say under a shade tree, by a river bank, or any other great outdoor place you might find yourself. Did I mention I LOVE my new bike?


Bill/Bro has his friend at work looking for a deal on a bike for him. His friend and his wife go to lots of garage sales and they are going to make it their mission to find a good bike at a great price for Bill/Bro so he can ride with me on the weekends when he isn’t working. Now that Bill/Bro has new knees there is no limit to what he can do…But, in the meantime, while we are waiting on a bike for Bill/Bro, we decided we are going to get serious about hiking on the weekends when Bill/Bro is off. Check out our new hiking shoes (much better than trying to slip/slide trying to hike up/down hills in tennis shoes) and, of course, all committed hikers  have hiking/walking sticks!


Oh what a fun-filled great outdoor year this is going to be!

Stay tuned!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 17:59:30

    This is so wonderful!!!! I can’t wait to go riding with you!!!! And hiking with you!!!! And just being with you!!! YIPPEE for the great outdoors!! See you soon my sweet! xoxo


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 18:33:41

    Sounds like you are going to have an active and full feeled year. Harvey bought me a bike a couple of years ago when we decided to live full time at the beach. As soon as I started riding something happened to my knee and it started to give me a lot of trouble but I was able to excercise it back to normal and I think it is at the point now where I am going to start to ride again. We also love to walk on the beach and do that when I am not riding plus our dogs take up a lot of time taking them to the beach and in the woods for their walks. Life is good and may you and Bill have a Happy New Year and continue writing your blog and keep us informed with the news from your house to ours. Love you<3


    • beyondcinderella
      Dec 30, 2012 @ 23:44:13

      Yes, Aunt Ellen, Bill and I both are now in a position where WE can at least begin to start thinking about doing some of the things WE want to do. Shantel is an adult now (19yrs old) and can, and wants, to be left more on her own…so Bill and I are so looking forward to exploring what makes “us’ happy now…:) Bill will hopefully be retiring in a few years…so NOW is the time to explore what makes US HAPPY…right? XXOO Cindy


  3. Karen Reno
    Jan 01, 2013 @ 22:17:58

    I laughed out loud at your grocery store purchase in your new basket. I imagine the next accessory that Bill will have to install is a cup dispenser and a corkscrew. You are too funny! Have fun wheeling around town having impromptu picnics.


    • beyondcinderella
      Jan 02, 2013 @ 02:07:29

      Oh Yes my dear long time friend…it’s all about not running out of the vino around here for me…:) And, believe me, I’m working on Bill installing a drink cup but we are debating if that would still be considered drinking and “driving”…Thank you so much for following my blog and for your most welcomed comments. Happy New Year my friend. Virginia


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