“Are you sure about this?” I asked with some trepidation.
“Look.” He said, matter-of-factly, “Sometimes in life, you have to make…choices.”
He didn’t finish, but instead looked at me as though nothing more needed to be said about the matter.
“Okay.” I responded. And then I made some eggs.
And so it was decided. We are now the (soon-to-be) proud owners of two new mountain bikes!
No, we didn’t complete operation liquidate yet. That’s still in progress (and now more urgent than ever!)
No, it wasn’t the smartest decision we’ve ever made, financially.
But, when Jason came across a great deal on the internet we just simply couldn’t resist. Blog readers, please meet our new bikes: Two Airborn Skyhawks.
Jason has been looking online for some time now about components and costs and all the technical stuff. Based on that we had come to acknowledge that to get the bike we wanted, we were looking at $600 each (at least)! That was kind of a big blow for me, because I was thinking we should only spend about $300.00 each.
And now here comes the Skyhawk, all on sale for $350.00 and taunting us with its free shipping! To make matters worse, Jason did some comparisons and a similar Trek bike would be about $800.00! PLUS, other bloggers and forum dwellers had many positive things to say about their experience with the bike/company.
But still, my initial reaction was that I didn’t want to risk buying something online. What if it doesn’t fit me right? What then? But J promised it would be okay. “Trust me,” he said.
Hmm… I dunno… I’m placing a lot of trust in this man that occupies my home and eats all my food…
Okay, okay. He doesn’t actually look like that…nor do we eat Doritos…but that’s besides the point. J will actually be able to finish the assembly and do all the fittings–he fit me to Mildred, after all. Plus, he already built an entire bike on his own and had made several upgrades to both our bikes.
Hey. maybe I’ll be so excited that I’ll force myself to go ride in the frigid cold!