As we were out looking for replacement mirrors for the new bike, I made a quick detour to the LQS to pick up my Shop Hop Passport. Normally I would have by-passed this door prize, but seriously...how could I resist. Nothing says "Bad-ass Biker" like a quilt shop fob.
Mom, if you remember how to get to my blog and you are reading this, please be sure you're sitting and take a deep breath before continuing on.
Today was my first ride on my Big Girl Bike. OK, it was really my first REAL ride ever. I took a 15 hour motorcycle skills class last weekend and discovered that despite never having ridden before, I was actually pretty good. And when I was "just looking" this week, I found the bike I wanted at a reasonable price. Perfect way to practice? Shop Hop. I bought 7 pieces of batik that I did not yet own. The sewing gauge and pressing tool were door prizes. We passed on the yard stick at Cindy's since we were on the bikes.
Have you seen this Kaufman print? So worth the outrageous $12.50/yard for a 1/2 yard to make headbands. I'll wear it on the bike.
And at staff meetings at work.
I think I can fit more fabric into these saddle bags than I can possibly afford.
But if I'm wrong...please note in the top right of the photo, that the bike has a very nice luggage rack.
Note to self: buy cargo net for bike asap...just in case.