Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Bike Ride

Hello future readers,

This past Saturday, after the cartoons were over, Sunny called me up to see if I wanted to hang out. After being cooped up in this house so long of course I did, so I sat on the front steps of my house to wait for her. Ten minutes later, she shows up on her new bike.

Sunny got this super groovy bike for Christmas. It's blue, purple and white, and has streamers on the handlebars a bell, a basket, a sissy bar and a rack for holding things, cool decals, and even a license plate with her name on it! She says hi and asks me if I wanna go riding. All right! So I get my bike outta the garage, and we took off. I like my bike alright, but I don't think it's as far out as Sunny's.

We weren't really going anywhere, just riding around the neighborhood, enjoying the day.

We got to the top of the hill on Farrell Street. We both looked at each other and knew what the other was thinking; race time!

Both of us started pedaling like crazy. It was weird but almost the whole way down the hill, we were riding right alongside each other. Then finally at the bottom of the hill, I really poured it on, and I won!

It was really fun! I guess my bike isn't so bad after all! We rode a little further until we got to Sunny's house. She had to go to the bathroom, so I waited outside and watched our bikes. I was glad to rest awhile. Racing is hard work!

When Sunny came back out, she had gotten her allowance from her mom. Since she saw me outside watching the bikes, Mrs. Albright gave Sunny an extra quarter, so she could buy ice-cream for the both of us! Outta Site! And perfect timing too, since the ice-cream truck was a block away. We caught up to it on our bikes and got a couple of cones. Since we were closer to my house now, we decided to eat the cones on my front steps.

Sunny got vanilla and I got tutti-frutti. It was nice, just sitting there, eating our cones and shooting the breeze. Later that day, I made Sunny's mom a thank-you card for treating me to an ice-cream cone. That was really nice of her. It was a groovy kind of Saturday, and I'm just glad I wasn't sick anymore so I could enjoy it! I hope your Saturdays are groovy too!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. Love the bike with the stars near the spokes its so cute...

  2. I loved riding bikes when I was your age. I used to be able to ride with no hands! Don't think I could now though.

    1. I'm too much of a chicken to try doing that!