I've been obsessing over this bike since I first saw it at Target last summer. I just thought it was the cutest style, perfectly vintage looking, but not cheesy. I like that Schwinn has put out vintage looking bikes, but a lot of them look goofy to me. This one, the Gateway, is perfect! It's a pretty cream color with brownish-red detailing, the handlebars are stitched (fake?) leather, and it has plenty of room for a basket on the front! I planned on buying a wicker one today, but the Target we went to didn't have any. Soon, though! And then it'll be perfect for riding into town for the farmer's market and filling up my basket with fruits and veggies! So excited!!!!!
I know these pictures are pretty much all the same, but bear with me :) I couldn't pick just one!
This outfit is my absolute new favorite. I got the dress at H&M yesterday, and snagged the ruffly-tuxedo cardigan from the little girls' section of Target for $9! This dress makes me think of two things: The eighties, and sailboats.
Chris and I ran some errands, ate some lunch, and then headed home for our first big ride. There's a pretty big network of trails just a few blocks from our house, so we set off.
I was having a seriously hard time at first, there were some intense hills that I had to get off and walk. But our plan was to get as far as the old horse stables that Chris stumbled upon last summer, and I made it! I kept up with Chris pretty well, and I only had to take a few breaks for water. I'm not in shape by any means, but hopefully we'll ride our bikes pretty often this summer and it'll get easier for me. I could already tell by the ride home that I was doing better.
We ended up biking about six miles, which I'm pretty darn proud of! Now we're home, resting our (my) weary legs, and thinking about what we'll cook for dinner.
OH!! One of the errands we ran earlier was to the post office, and I set up my PO Box! I'm going to add the address to the right sidebar as soon as I can make a pretty image for it, but for now, if you're interested, it's:
PO Box 6183
Wauconda, IL 60084
I hope you've enjoyed your day!