Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm just saying...

Whenever we go for an urban ride, I like to travel as light as possible and leave behind my cycling bag that stashes emergency repair kit paraphernalia in order to leave room for hair products and lip gloss.

I'm always queried by Jesee as to what I'm going to do if I get a flat and have no tools, tube or patch kit with me.

"Don't sweat it, I have BCBA, you know - a membership to the British Columbia Bicycling Association. I just dial 1-800-Jesee!", I chortled with a devilish smirk. The usual double-take to this wisecrack is a scrunched up forehead, followed with a rolling of the eyes and a slightly angled, shake of the head. It's times like this that I'm sure he's wondering why he ever married me!

My thoughts are that it would be a worse crime if I didn't have my emergency glam kit with me in case a handsome cyclist stops to help me out of my predicament.

You can imagine the chuckle I had when years later I read page 57 in the Spring issue of Westworld Magazine announcing a Bike Assist program designed to benefit members with roadside assistance for flats and mechanical breakdowns beginning in April 2009. Booyah!