Bicycle races are coming your way,
So forget all your duties, oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today,
So look out for those beauties, oh yeah!
On your marks, get set, go!
Bicycle race, bicycle race, bicycle race
Bicycle, bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle.
~Queen, “Bicycle Race”~ (Pure Lyrics)
I wanted to call this post “Fat bottomed Girls They’ll Be Riding Today”, but I’m not actually getting a bike so it seemed misleading. And I, due to a mix of ethics & affection, would never want to mislead you on.
I however would love to have a bicycle! Alas, where I live makes the idea iffy, as I can’t ride it around the immediate area because people fly along these country roads like they’ll never see another vehicle, oh like any number of tractors puttering around, or maybe a cow. The roads are hilly & curvy with ditches where there might otherwise be shoulders, so in my mind it pretty much adds up to a death trap.
I could drive it out to town though, or the park, & ride it around. I am strongly considering it, but the idea of driving my bike somewhere to ride it seems odd & a little troublesome. I’m not sure how often I’d actually do it. We shall see how things go when the weather warms up.
I wanted a bicycle where I was living before I moved home. It was the perfect neighborhood to ride one around. So much within a mile radius including a local grocery. But I had no moneys with which to buy one at the time, so it was not to be. More recently I have been inspired by *Bitch Cakes*’s pink Hello Kitty cruiser & The Token Fat Girl’s post about her “bike for fat people”.
I have always loved the simple retro-style bikes. My mom had an old fashioned powder blue bicycle she picked up a yard sale I rode when I was younger. All my friends had ten speeds (even when I had one I never bothered with the gears; they confused me) & they called me Orville (as in Redenbacher the bow tie wearing popcorn pooh-bah). I like sitting up straight. I also eschew recumbent exercise bikes & those motorcycles you have to lay on top of to ride. But I digress.
My point being, isn’t it lovely? Not only is it the color of butterscotch (my favorite flavor of pudding), but it has fenders, an extra cushy spring seat, a basket (which I’d replace with a tan wickery one), & a back rack. Oh yeah – it has a cup holder, too! I have never seen that on a bike, just the bottle holders on the bar. I am digging this bike. Plus, I could actually get it around here & it’s in my price range. Score! I would be so chic tooling around town on this.
Now to figure out how to get my cat to wear a hat & ride around in the basket…