I Want to Ride my Bicycle!
I want to ride my bicycle… i want to ride my bike!
Ok… here’s the thing.
I post an ad on FreeCycle for an old second-hand bicycle.
Mark Boyle managed to get a caravan for free… so I thought I could at least try and get my transport from there… free.
I didn’t quite get one for free/pasella/gratis but a very kind person put me in contact with BEN Bikes, and I bought an old ‘vintage’ bike for R140!
Wow… that is basically ‘gratis’, right?
She had some rust on her rims but I thought I could just fix her up nicely.
I was super excited and ready to go!
All this happened in January this year, but I only managed to put some new tires on THIS weekend.
So here we are on my super sexy vintage bike… before the facelift.
I will post an update on how sexy she looks after we cleaned her up nicely and make her look all shiny and new!
Now BEN Bikes (Bicycling Empowerment Network South Africa) imports used bicycles from Europe and distributes them to low income areas.
Pretty amazing right?
This bike came all the way from Holland and I’m now the new owner.
I wish she could talk and tell me her life story… (the bike that is) **grin**
I’m hoping to take the kids to school this summer on our bikes.
I know this is very optimistic thinking… but wouldn’t that be nice?
Early morning sun shining down on us.
Listening to the birds as we fly past them on our bikes.
Bliss, don’t you think?
Unfortunately the school is quite far from our home. A good 7 – 10 km.
**Phew** thats sounds a lot!
So using our bikes instead of driving is a good start right… it is free!
No fuel and we are saving the earth one small gesture at a time.
Now imagine if all drove their bicycles to work, visit friends or to the farmers market… awesome!
Please share in the comments below and let me know if you have a bike and if you use it!
Much love to all!
May your heart shine and be filled with so much love!