You remember my bike, right? She’s a beauty and her name is Betty. I named her Betty because the name makes me think of the 50s and also because it was my grandmother’s name. Well, her name was actually Elizabeth but everyone called her Betty. She was Swedish and I loved her dearly.
Anyway, I bought Dale a bike for his birthday. He’s an Electra Cruiser, too, and his name is Oscar. Dale named him Oscar for his grandfather, Oscar Julius, a professional bicycle racer. Oscar was Swedish, too, and Dale and I are both very proud of our Swedish heritage.
Last Friday we brought Oscar and Betty to the Cape Cod Canal for their first ride together.
It was a beautiful day with very blue sky and a few puffy clouds. The canal was bustling with activity, boats going by in the water, families out biking and walking, people fishing and reading and enjoying the outdoors.
We treated ourselves to ice cream from the store at the Bourne Scenic Park and rested our legs while we ate. It was a great spot for some photos of Oscar, too.
I think we’re going to really enjoy riding these bikes together. So long as Oscar remembers his place. He’s almost as pretty as Betty. But not quite.