XYZBikes.com, maker of very economically priced and very cool beach cruiser bikes, is offering us all $5.00 to get off of our butts. Well, there is a little more involved than that. You have to do more than stand up. When you purchase one of their calorie burning products, you can use Coupon Code 5OFFXPP, and they will take $5.00 off of your order. Many of their bikes are available for around $100, they look cool, and they ship around the country. That may not sound like a lot of money to you, but they have bells, baskets, and decals in that price range. So, when you buy a bike, it is like “upgrading” it for free!
I always wondered why mens beach cruisers have the high bar in the middle, where it is lower on women’s. Regular bikes have that too. Is it because women can’t swing their leg as high? If that is the case, shorter women just get a smaller bike, so it would seem that wouldn’t be a factor. Is it not due to anatomy at all, but rather just tradition? Afterall, when bikes first caught on, women wore huge hoopy skirts or bicycling bloomers and their clothes would not fit if they had a high bar right against them. It seems to me, however, that men would want a lower bar since they have more bodyparts that could get injured in that area. I guess that is just one of the silly things rolling around in my brain.
This coupon has caught me on the day of the year that I decide that I am going to purchase a bikini. I have that extra little smattering of confidence once spring is in the air and I stop wearing a sweater. I seem to say to myself, “Ah, I look rather svelte and feel 5 lbs thinner in this black stretchy turtleneck more so than I do the faux angora cardigan and the snow boots.” It, of course, is just an illusion. On that, or this, particular day, I grab my wine glass, filled 1/3 cranberry juice and 3/4 seltzer water and I wander around on the swimsuit selling sites. I take it stiff. I like the cranberry juice that only has about 2 grams of sugar. Of course, if things go according to plan, I won’t order the bathing suit. I will eat another piece of chocolate cake, because I deserve it, even though it is only healthy in moderation.
For the rest of you, I will join you as soon as I put down my cake and get serious.