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18 September 2011 @ 10:36 pm
Time keeps on slipping ...  
Am now about four months behind in real life, sorry!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomatoe18 and kayleigh_jane!! Amy you champion wee lass, keep on working your TFI magic. This is going to be an amazing year for you, I can feel it in my bones. Which are old enough and creaky enough to be reliable on at least the weather. Which means that you are either in line for brilliant adventures, or lots of rain ...

STILL WHEEZING! Which I find outrageous, but apparently when the doctor says 'This will last about eight to twelve weeks,' what he means is ... What I currently sound like is ...

Meanwhile, I have been keeping things up at the gym so the lung damage from the flu is minimalised. However, I am understandably nervous about swimming, and have instead been stationary cycling, which has made me realise how much I miss real cycling. Given that I will be 45 next birthday, I am at the stage of life where one buys midlife crisis yuppie transport. I want this bike so badly!!!

Now all I need to do is move to a city in which one can survive commuter cycling ...
quatrefoilquatrefoil on September 18th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
It sounds as though your chest sounds like mine at the moment. Mine comes and goes, but it's been making that kind of noise for about two years now - I hope yours resolves much sooner.

I do like the assisted bicycle, but personally I'm holding out for the grownup sized tricycle I've seen at a local bike shop (and the lungs to make it possible to ride it). I'll give you a dink when that happens.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 18th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
It's not assisted, that's a leather skirt guard! IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!! (also, BAH! I climb my own hills!)

But a tricycle dink would be great!

Mine's just post-viral asthma, not anything serious, so yes, will be fine once it stops. Luckily, I have fabbo peak flow normally, so even with impairment, it's not that bad.
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!themostepotente on September 18th, 2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Dude, treat yourself.

I bought a motorcycle for my early midlife. You need that bike. *nodnodnod*
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on September 18th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
That bike is fab!!! I should treat myself to something fun and spiffy on my next bday - although I'm trying desperately not to think about it. How in the world did I get to be so old? *sigh*

And your chest sound makes mine hurt. Feel better soon, sweetie.
Fire Jugglerfire_juggler on September 18th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
That bicycle is EPIC! Do it!!!!!!

(and I hope that you start feeling better soon!)
Really great hairseshat1 on September 18th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Is that a Pashley? My friend has one, it's beautiful. She says very comfy too. She does also say that it's really very heavy though (I've tested that, it's ridiculous!), which makes hills very hard!!
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on September 18th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
That looks comfy and stylish!
spirillen: Tim Minchinspirillen on September 18th, 2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
That is one beautiful bike! Though the gear box (if that is what you call it on a bike) looks like the one on my 20+ year old bike.

If ever I get up the courage to return to cycling in London I'd get one! I thought I was fine cycling in London until I went back to Denmark on cycling holiday, after which I realised how stressful it is to cycle here. Have now decided that the walk through Regents park gives a much better start to the day.
mahaliemmahaliem on September 18th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
I hope you start feeling better soon. Sounding like Muttley's laugh for any period of time is not a good thing.
★ariannagray on September 18th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
Love the bike. So pretty!
Anwynanthraxia on September 18th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
I think you should get an adult sized tricycle - I can just see you burning past the local kindy, inciting them to drag races ;)

Oh, and Adelaide is a reasonably cycle-friendly town (and nice and flat) - hint hint!
tyghra: roaring tiger cubtyghra on September 19th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Ooooo, I want one too! It's pretty flat around Goulburn which encourages loads of cyclers. They even have their own gourmet pizza shop/bike shop for noshing out after the long runs into Canberra. Not that I intend anything long distance... whatsoever! What about riding around Centennial Park and other non-taxi zones?
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on September 19th, 2011 01:58 am (UTC)
Nice bike! I think you should buy that bike and move to Melbourne, which is much nicer to cyclists than Sydney, with the added bonus that you could cycle to my place to visit and make cunning plans :)
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on September 19th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Incidentally, what brand/model of bike is that? I'm thinking of getting one in the future and that one is very pretty :)
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタックtomatoe18 on September 19th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you for the birthday greeting. I love you, Brammers. *hugs*
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on September 19th, 2011 07:55 am (UTC)
I LOVE that bike - its fabulous and you NEED to own it! And then move to a quite country town in Victoria so the cars don't try to kill you......
Remember - Duchesses and Bikes - bad combo.... though I survived my 12km bike ride yesterday, probably because it was mostly bike paths or suburban Yarralumla :)
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on September 19th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
That is one beautiful bike!
You'd need a real good lock for it. I'd also probably change the saddle, cause while those kind of saddles are very stylish my little butt doesn't think they're so comfortable for actual daily use.

I loooove red....