Monday, May 12, 2008

Just doin' my part

Husband & I made and effort to stimulate the economy this weekend (that's my new way of making a shopping spree sound righteous).

First stop was REI where I scored a pannier bag that was on sale that seems to be just what I was looking for...bigger than my old bag, but smaller and lighter than Husband's bag. I also picked up a new rack to use with it. Next we stopped at Performance where I picked up a new sleeveless orange jersey and he bought another pair of cycling shorts.

I am happy with the pannier bag, but quickly discovered that while it works nicely with Husband's rack and the rack I bought that day, the new rack would not work with my bike. So I returned the new rack and have one similar to his on order. Meanwhile, I'm borrowing his.

I rode into work with the new set-up today. I thought it might be weird to have all the weight on one side, but it was fine. I'm thrilled with the bag; everything fit inside perfectly. And best of all, I only had to stop once on the hill.

I wore the new jersey today too. I like it enough that I think I'll stimulate the economy just a little more and buy another one in a different color.

No need to thank me, I'm here to help.

15 comments:

  1. See it's people like you that make the whole stimulus thing so successful! Keep it up! :>D

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  2. Don't think of it as consumerism, think of it as insurance for good health in later life!

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  3. Good for the economy AND good for you!

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  4. It always good to contribute to the biking economy...

    Stay safe riding the streets out there.

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  5. Great job with the hill. Soon enough you wont have to stop at all. hope your leg is recovering well

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  6. Nice scoopon the riding gear, good job on keeping the $$$ rolling!!

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  7. Oooohhhh I like that color! Very nice ;D

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  8. You're so funny!

    Now I have so much less guilt about all the money I spend at Sports Outdoor, Performance Bike and REI! I'm like lbtepa, too, and always tell Jeff that spending money on those kinds of things is just good for our health ;)

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  9. OH MY.. I LOVE REI!! They're not over here but when I got state side my credit card gets a whacking ;o)

    Congratulations on your economic stimulation!!! ;o)

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  10. Shopping for what you do or don't need to make your chosen exercise go better is always fun. I'm about two years ahead of myself on technical running shirts now, especially since I keep getting them from races, too. Now I'm working on getting two years ahead on running shorts.

    Friday is Bike to Work day in DC. Plus DC is launching a European style program where for $40 a year, you get a swipe card that will unlock bike racks downtown and you can take a bike out for up to three hours for free. There are 300 bikes currently scattered about on a few bike racks, they're hoping to really grow the program.

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  11. Sweet! And you did great on the hill too.. Enjoy the new gear!

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  12. HA HA very funny. And thanks for doing your part!!

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  13. sounds like a darn successful day! and definitely - jerseys in multiple colors are a must.

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  14. Heading to the mall tomorrow to stimulate the economy too!
    Take Care

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