So now that I am
all semi moved in, I have some next ‘big’ purchases to make (when I get my next paycheck that is). The deemed November essentials are a bicycle and dresser drawers. I have already found two dressers on Amazon that will fit perfectly under my bed, so now my bicycle is the biggie. Here in Karlsruhe, they decided it was necessary to move our tram system underground. Thus, construction is omnipresent and the trams are unreliable as the schedules change frequently and stops shut down for digging. Right now, it takes me nearly 20 minutes to get to work when it would take five on a bicycle. Even though the weather is cooling down quite a bit, I much rather be getting places via bike these days.
I am willing to spend a little more on a bike to actually enjoy it. You see, in my life I’ve had two cheap bikes and I hated riding them, so I never did. Maybe I’m a bit of a bicycle diva, but this city is flat and fit for bike transport and I want to want to ride it. You will certainly see a few themes here as you look at hte bikes: 1) I like the color white and 2) I like the ‘trekking’ frame. All of these bikes are in the same price range, give or take 30 Euro.
Giant Sedona 2012
I rode a Giant last year and really loved it (minus the whole shoulder accident, which I’m pretty sure was not the bike’s fault). I actually did not realize how spoiled I was until I rode another bike for a bit this year and absolutely hated it.
Vermont Sapphire 3s
I mean it’s precious. It also only has 3 gears which I don’t know if I’m cool with?
Raleigh Urban 1
Always cool when it’s a brand you’ve heard of, right?
Nishiki Trekking Master 21s
It has a light and a back rack. Plus, you can’t go wrong with black. I legally have to get a light for whatever bike I get, so might as well start off with one. I will also definitely be adding a rack and/or basket to whatever bike I purchase.
Ain’t it purdy? This one’s been the biggest eye catcher for me thus far.