Biking brings me joy. It makes me feel like a star on the top of a tree. I have a tinsel tree. Yes, one of those old fashioned trees that are often found in estate sales or vintage shops. I love it. It fits my house and even though it doesn’t have the Christmas tree smell, I still love the way it twinkles. When I set it up every Christmas I go through all my ornaments as if they are photos from an album. They all tell a story. But my favorites are the bikes, of course. Bike ornaments are always close to the top. I muse about the fact that I need more bike ornaments. My favorite one has a tree on the rear rack and sign that says, “Explore.”
Joy to the bike, indeed! When you have the formula N+1 as it applies to Christmas tree ornaments it’s easier on the budget. However, it’s still fun to exclaim, “Hey, honey, I bought a bike.” Then wait for the goggy sounding, muffled sound of “You what!?!”
“Ornament.” I said, “I bought a new bike ornament. ” I smirk, smile and delight in the moment.
It never gets old.
How about you? Do you have a favorite bike ornament? I’d love to see a picture. Tell me about it in the comments.
The weather is supposed to be wet and nasty this week. I hope I can keep riding through it. There’s still joy to biking even when the weather is challenging. As long as I’m safe. Otherwise I’ll be doing some Zwifty miles.
Thanks for reading and watching. Until next time.
Get out there and ride!