Monday, 19 May 2014

Back on a bike

I was delighted to be sent a mountain bike to review.  But returning to the saddle was harder than I thought it would be.  I was as wobbly as my eldest had been when he got rid of his stabilisers a while ago!  I was surprised I did not crash into a wall or fall off.  Eldest was feeling quite smug, as he was the one giving me tips this time and I must admit it gave me a deeper sense of admiration that he can do it so well himself now.

The mountain bike was easy to build; hubbie just followed the clear assembly instructions.  The fact that it is already 85% built is a huge plus, so you get to skip the lion’s share of the build project!  Meaning less stress all round.

It is a lovely bike and I am glad I have another reason to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine whilst doing a spot of exercise.  The only problem is hubbie has become quite taken with my bike and I think he fancies it for himself.  He was a little less wobbly so thinks he is more of a natural cyclist compared to me so it should rightfully be his…

Eldest is pleased to see daddy on a bike and the pair of them were racing around quite happily.  The bike seems incredibly good value for £89.00.  It looks modern, is relatively sturdy and has everything you would except from a bike costing much more.  I think they mixed up my order though looking on the website as I had the men’s bike (another reason hubbie thinks he can pinch it off me!) rather than the white and mint ladies version.  As much as I love the black colour I do think I would be better suited to riding a 17” frame, although perhaps if I swapped my sandals for trainers I would find it easier to manage.

There are some great value outside toys from Asda Direct and I for one will be back to order some more bits and pieces to entertain the children this summer!  Then they might leave me in peace to work on my bike skills.

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