>My love affair with my bike and really cute dogs

13 Jun

>OH how I love to bike! the wind in my hair, the sun on my shoulders and the ability to make abrupt turns into gardens and yard sales without killing a pedestrian or a cat. Yes, i love my bike i call her Lucy and i treat her well. Lucy is a beautiful red Fuji track SE with a 43CM frame, 650C wheels, a brooks saddle shaped to my bum, a black star top tube cover, bmx brakes and a sweet wicker basket. It’s as if it was made just for me.

When i first got it, i was a bike messenger and poor Lucy endured long work hours and quite a bit of abuse including more than one hit and run out of a parking garage, but she trudged on. I rode this bike through pregnancies, in the rain, to and from work, on bike trips and on daily errands and it has still stayed strong for over 5 years! Nowadays it tows around my daughter and picks up goat heads and hauls my groceries. throughout the years i have probably put thousands of miles on this loyal bike. Yes, many bikes may be better suited for her job, but Lucy is my one and only.

Why am i boring you to tears with the details of my dear Lucy? well, its because i want YOU to ride a bike and fall in love with cycling as well. Today is a special day and i am excited about this local event and i do hope you come and join me at the Road Respect Rally to encourage respect among Cyclists and Drivers. At 10:30 am meet at the Ogden Amphitheater Entrance 343 E. 25th St. There will be a Mayoral Proclamation, FREE helmets until they run out, FREE Creamies (which is apparently soft serve ice cream, creamies HA!) , A Bike Rodeo, Adult sized big wheels, A prize wheel, AND Ogden Bicycle Collective is making Road Respect patches. come out and enjoy the fresh air and make some new friends!

Other events today:
–Week long adventure camps for kids:
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Monday – Wednesday (after hours care available until 5 PM)
Do you think you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Challenge yourself in the ultimate nature adventure. Learn how to read nature and prepare yourself for survival!
–Science in the parks:
Monday-Friday (June 13-17): WSU’s Ott Planetarium will present “Science in the Parks,” a week long science program for children, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lorin Farr Park (769 Canyon Rd., Ogden), free, 801-626-7711 or ottreach@weber.edu.
–12th Annual Medical Education Open:
The Medical Education Open is McKay-Dee Foundation’s annual golf tournament fundraiser. This year’s tournament will be held at the Ogden Country Club. Proceeds will benefit continued education for McKay-Dee clinical staff in surgical services, critical and intermediate care, emergency eepartment, and radiology.
–summer movie:
Come enjoy Monday Night Movies at the Amphitheater. Previewing: Shrek Forever After (Rated PG). Movie starts at dusk. Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme. 93 minutes

If you haven’t heard i am having a super rad giveaway! you can win a photo shoot from an amazingly talented photographer so head over HERE to learn how!!!

Last but certainly not least i recently met an amazing dog who needs a loving home. Oreo is a six-month-old Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix who was surrendered to the Ogden-Weber shelter by his family because they were not able to take care of him.
He is great with kids and was super lovey when my daughter met him. He is being trained in his foster home and he will be neutered this week and would love to find his forever home once he is healed! If anyone is interested, please email humanesocietyofnorthernutah@digis.net to set up an adoption meeting with Oreo.
There are a lot of other dogs at the shelter that need foster homes: http://humanesocietyofnorthernutah.org/Volunteers_Page_7.html


4 Responses to “>My love affair with my bike and really cute dogs”

  1. silverspurs101 June 13, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    >You are so cute and reading your site makes me laugh so far. You and my daughter seem very much alike. I just wanted to say 'Hi' and 'Thanks' for the smiles you bring to me. Have a great day, Barb **P.S. I hope Orea has a bright future. I would love to take him in, but I already have 3 dogs (2 of them being rescue dogs)**

  2. Thauna June 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    >Cute, cute blog! Thanks for the shout out for the Monday Night Movie at the Amphitheater. (I'm the Web Designer) I hope the bike event is a HUGE success!

  3. mama mouse June 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    >it was wonderful! the turnout was really great!

  4. mama mouse June 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    >i am glad i can make ya laugh silverspurs 101!

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