I Heart My Bike! I Mean, My Girlfriend

Feb 8, 2011

Valentine's Day is coming up, and I'm lucky to be spending it again this year with Josh, who you may know from his fabulous gear reviews. Or maybe you were lucky and called in to renew your membership and got to talk to him. Anyway, he's an all-around great guy: fun to have adventures with, watch movies with, eat cookies with — and I'm sure he's looking forward to spending Valentine's Day with me, too. Of course, I know, in my heart of hearts, there's 'someone' he'd rather be with.

That's right. Josh would rather be with his bike.

It's OK. I've come to terms with being second. Besides, I know I too possess some valuable assets, even if I'm not constructed of carbon fiber. But in honor of Valentine's Day, I'm going to suggest that everyone lavish a little TLC on their bikes: after all, it's been a long winter! Clean off some of grime, lube the chain, polish that saddle, and fix anything you've been neglecting for awhile.

And then? Go spend some time with your real boyfriend or girlfriend.

Photo by Sarah Raz

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SHIPPING NEWS is brought to you by Sarah Raz, sales representative/outreach coordinator/lover of all things outdoors. She also wishes Eddy Merckx was her father (sorry Dad!)

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