Thursday, June 13, 2013

Aqua Cruiser Bike

 My children gathered together
and surprised me with this cute little
Aqua Cruiser Bike
for my birthday.
Very vintage and retro looking.
 I wasn't aware how much I would love this bike!
Previously, bikes were something I rode in my younger years
where I felt the only options 
were to be hunched over the handlebars of a 10-speed
with a seat that practically impaled your derriere.
 No longer!
Now am Cruisin' in comfort :)
 One of the nice things about biking in Arizona is that
the terrain is flat, making for easy Cruisin'.
Many subdivisions have green belts
between the homes
where the back yards back up to paths
 that wind through trees, 
well groomed parks
and playgrounds.
Seeing how much fun I have been having,
the kids gathered together again
and gave Mr. Cactus a Cruiser bike for his birthday too!
 During the summer the sun rises around 5 a.m.
We have discovered that if we get up early for a ride,
we can beat the heat. 
We ride nearly every morning
and I'm as happy as a clam at high tide.
My cruiser has a little bell that allows me to 
ping ping ping
a warning to any one else on the path
that I am heading their way.
Joggers and people walking their dogs
smile and wave a friendly hello.
 Mr. Cactus attached a basket with inexpensive zip ties,
which are easily removable.
I have the option of changing out the basket when I want a new look.
I think I need to cover this in some cute quilt fabric, don't you?
 Our area of Chandler is very bike friendly,
with well marked, wide bike lanes on the busier streets.
The other day when we were riding by
a group of local Hispanic men called out
in their deep throat accents
"Cooool Cruuiisers maaaannnn"
Too funny!
We are grandparents, after all :)


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

happy birthday and I love the bike! I wish I had a good area around to ride something like that - very hilly here and humid of course that ruins it for half the year. Love the color.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

My mom lives in Chandler the next time I'm there I'm going to be looking for your retro bike! LOL

Sinta Renee said...

OMGosh! you are so lucky! I have wanted one of those bikes forever! Happy birthday to you!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Birthday, but I am soooo jealous!

Gayle said...

LOVE your new bicycle Nedra - it looks so comfy -I could never understand why people would ride a 10 speed cuz they're SO uncomfortable! Sounds like you're having lots of fun with it!

Kara said...

I ADORE your bike! Would you mind telling me the brand? I want a cruiser (of course, that would be in addition to my road and mountain bikes...). Bikes and fabric!

dream quilt create said...

Your bikes are beautiful!!! What fun you must be having, and your little grandson is a cutie!

Nat Palaskas said...

It looks like fun Nedra! DH is keep bagging me to ride, but I hate riding uphill so I keep saying no! Hugs Nat

PamKittyMorning said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I am getting my bike fixed up next week I hope, I love biking around! Not so flat here, lots of sneaky little inclines but still fun.

life in red shoes said...

Oh my, love love love! What brand and model is it? I'm in the market :)

Lynette said...

Oh, I love cruiser bikes. :D I have one that needs a basket. I adore that bike - but the hills here are torture on just 3 gears. I need to see if a bike shop can customize it with more gears.

fiberchick said...

What a great bike! Love the color!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

I LOVE your bike!! :D I just followed your blog with bloglovin' so now I can keep up with your cruisin'.. and those bike stitcheries were soo cute!! Will you be making one of them? If I can get my quilt drawn up into a pattern, I can't wait to see your version!!!

Ale jc said...

Happy Birthday and I love your cruisers....I should be trading in my scooter for one of these look fabulous

trish said...

*Happy Birthday*
What a cute bike! :o)
How much fun to ride!!

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to you Nedra. What a fun gift, I love it. I think I had a bike similar to it about 50 years ago!

Robyn said...

Hello Nedra,

I have been without a consistent internet connection since the middle of March, with the coming and goings to Pat's house, so please allow delays between emails and blog posts. Congratulations on your new home and career!

Your new bike looks so wonderful! I have shared your blog with Esmee in Holland who rides her bike everywhere too. I am so happy you have all those trails to ride on. We are building more and more trails here in St Helena we can ride safely with the family & kids when they visit us. Be well and a Happy Belated Birthday.



Thearica said...

Your cruiser is fabulous! and aqua cannot be beat! Would you mind sharing where your bike was purchased. I have a 1/2 mile driveway that I need a bike to ride on. Thank you for your time!