Monday, June 22, 2009

Metaphor Monday

In the bicycle race of life, what is your chosen method of transport?

A Racer because the most important thing in the world is to be first to get where ever you're going?

A mountain bike because speed is important but so is being able to adapt to changing terrain?

A BMX because life is all about the hills, thrills and spills?

A motorised bike because there's no point in peddling if you don't have to?

A bike that has everything that is shiny and sparkly and is everything that a six year old princess dreams of because looks always win over practicality?

A custom built ride because you want to stand out from the crowd?

An electric bike because you care for the environment but don't want to exert yourself too much?

A tandem bike because you intend on sharing the road and the load with the gal/guy of your dreams?

A folding suitcase bike because you demand versatility and a bike that is as fast paced as your career?

A penny farthing because you believe that everything was made better in the good old days?

A tricycle because you never want to grow up and have to deal with all of that adult stuff?

Well, whatever you chose, make sure it is not an exercise bike because if you do then no matter how fast you peddle you'll just end up exhausted but will be exactly where you began.


Debbi said...

I'm definitely mountain-bike material.

But, what's with the folding bike?!?!! lol

Kathleen said...

Love this post Wendy! :-)

I have all of these bikes in my garage!

Chuck Dilmore said...

very fun post!
nice going, Wendy!

and, oh, by the way...
you are mentioned in
tomorrow's post on my blog!

you're awesome~

Rob-bear said...

You don't have my kind of bike in your display. Sadly.

The closest is the motorized bike. Except that mine has a little battery in the place of the gas motor. It is a bike I pedal. The added virtue is that, if I come to a hill, I can engage the battery which will give me a boost up the hill. Coming down a hill, I can charge the battery.

Works nicely.

Dawn said...

I don't think I'm any of them...

Maybe there needs to be a Daya-bike? Where you're just along for the ride and it's all about the journey not the destination.
P.S. I could use a treadmill though :P

Tammie Lee said...

Fun post. A cruiser is very appealing and yet in reality I am on dirt paths mostly and so a dirt bike is what I ride!

José said...


I got a racer, but don't ride it for ages.
It's quite dangerous to use it here in Lisbon nowadays.
When I was a kid, those "custom" were very rare here in Portugal.
The first one that I had (I was about 7), was what we call here "a girls bike", because it didn't have the central bar.
It could also be folded. Something that happened a couple of times while riding it :-)

Have a nice time,


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