Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rosie

Last June I was on Nedra's Blog Cactus Needle Quilts, when I saw a post about the Cruiser Bike her children bought her for her birthday.  I just fell in love with it and went on a mission to find a PINK Cruiser Bike.
How much do you love Amazon?!

Well, her she is...
Rosie
Her basket has a handle and will come off it we decide to stop for a picnic.


It is a Schwinn back brakes, no speeds, just riding.




When I was a young girl. I had the same bike in metallic aqua. Friends would sit on the back. Friends would sit on the handle-bars. I could even ride no handed!

BUT,
Let me tell you, you know that old saying
"it's just like riding a bike"?

Well, not for me! It has been years! I have black and blue marks all over my legs. I did not fall but gee whiz it took a while to get the hang of it.  The first time I kept swerving to the right. I thought it was because of my poor eye site. Oh contra!  the handle-bars were not tighten! They pointed to the right!  My sweet Hubby rode his bike all the way home to get the tool to tighten them, that was my first ride.

Here I am, now able to ride this beauty and have a ton of fun!

(Psst, that is a short, not a skirt)



When my sister saw the bike she asked me if I bought it for exerciser  Come on, I said, I bought it because it was
PINK!!
Any health benefits is just serendipitous!




22 comments:

  1. That is so fun, love how they have bought back reproductions.

    Debbie

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  2. About 8 years ago I found a new bike that my knees could handle and I can ride again, too. I love it! I have an Electra Townie, which has a similar vintage look. Of course I had to get a wicker basket too. I LOVE it! Mine is turquoise, but I like your pink one too.

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  3. Love your bike! Too cute, and what a great way to exercise!

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  4. My daughter has the aqua version. I and she love it, cause it is aqua...lol...and looks kinda vintage

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  5. Yay! I love your pink bike Jane. Hope you and hubby have many hours of riding and many picnics in your future.

    Enjoy :)

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  6. That is the most beautiful bike I've ever seen! Good for you.

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  7. Love your bike. I had a pink Schwinn in the late 50's. I loved that bike too.

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  8. What a fun bike. I need some gears though, too many hills around here, but I would love a pink one!

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  9. I love it Jane! And you look so cute riding your pink (of course!) Rosie. Gosh, I didn't even think about naming mine :) Enjoy and have fun. I just wish we lived closer, so we could Cruise together.

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  10. Oh that is so sweet! Enjoy many outings on Rosie.

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  11. Jane, it`s beautiful! Love it!

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  12. Now that you have the kinks out of the bike and yourself.... enjoy it in good health! Love the vintage look!

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  13. I still have my 24" Schwinn (royal blue and maize) from 1959! Should I get new tires so we can go for a ride? lol LOVE that pink "ride"!!

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  14. Well of course you got it because it's PINK! I just might have to go on my own hunt for a new bike now ;-)

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  15. I love Rosie; and you're cute too, Jane. I spent a great part of my youth in Germany because my father was in the Army. I had a German bike with 28" wheels and a "skirt" on the rear wheel so a ladies' skirt wouldn't get caught in the spokes because all the ladies wore skirts, even when they rode their bikes. It was a lot lighter than Rosie and extremely easy to pedal. We even brought it back to the States when Dad got reassigned. But now I'm regressing a bit, ha! ha!

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  16. Rosie is a cutie! Love the basket in the front.. So convenient to run errands or carry picnic lunch! You look adorable on the bicycle, Jane! Enjoy :-)

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  17. I have been lusting for a cruiser bike also! I love your pink one... and the basket is so cute on it! Hey, my birthday is coming up... maybe...

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  18. I have the very same pink bike and just love it! Precious toy for a 55 yr old!!!

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  19. Love it! Want one just like it!

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  20. You look like you are having so much fun!! I love that perfectly pink bike, and your skort is cute!

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  21. Love your pink bike...and your quilt is fabulous!

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