A couple of years ago, after a particularly grueling project at work that required lots of long hours and Saturdays at the office, I rewarded myself with a new bike. The bike wasn’t that expensive, but by the time I got the carrier for my car, the basket, the helmut, and various other accessories, I was a few hundred dollars into it.
There are all kinds of greenways here in Nashville, you can even download an app called Nashvitality that will help you get around! Did you know that there are mountains in Tennessee? It’s kind of hard to see in this picture, but the path goes up to the left and up, up, up to that bridge. These greenways are not for wimpy bikers!
This is me, all ready for a bike ride!
Since I got the bike in September of 2013, I have ridden it exactly three times. It wasn’t the hills, it was the fact that I either had to remember how to put the bike rack on my car and load everything up or ride a couple of miles just to get to the trail. In addition my tires needed air and I needed to stop at the gas station but the one closest to my house didn’t have an air pump. There were also rumors about how some parts of the trail aren’t that safe for biking alone and since I didn’t have a biking buddy, I abandoned any more plans for bike riding.
The good news in all this is that I have someone who would like to have the bike and all it’s accessories! I’m relieved to know that someone else will get value from this equipment instead of having it gather dust in storage.
Have you ever purchased a bunch of equipment that sat in your garage or basement unused after the initial foray into the sport? How long did you hold onto it before you admitted that you’re probably never going to use it?