Josh and I went shopping over the weekend. I especially wanted to get a few items for my bike ride, which is only 2 weeks away!
So Josh bought some docs and I bought some much needed bike shoes.
Josh bought a nice button up shirt, and I bought a bike jersey.
Josh bought a DVD player, I bought a camelbak!
Yes yes yes. A couple of regular consumers.
With two weeks away, I still need some items for my ride. I have to spread out my purchases, as it is friggin' expensive to be a cyclist!
As I was trying to shop for my bike items at the local R.E.I. store (and came up with nada) I realized that everyone IN that joint had the money to do all those crazy hobbies! Have you ever been to a 'recreational sports' store? it's not like a REAL hunting, camping, fishing store. Now yes, I understand that we are in the Rocky Mountains, and it's easier to do the 'mountain sports' - but if you've ever been to a locally owned 'mountain sports' store, versus a 'recreational sports' megastore - you will notice a difference. The difference being that the people who shop at one store go there partly to purchase 'recreational' North Face coats for the 'cold' Colorado winters, and partly to go to the Starbucks to read their newspaper - while people go to the other store to actually purchase items for their 'mountain' sports.
I'm not any better. I think those stores are cool - for about 5 minutes. After my workout in which I had to vault over all the GINORMOUS jogging strollers and artfully dodge the people who stood in the middle of the traffic flow talking about Cliff bars, I made Josh take me to the bike shop across town!
Well, after my rant about R.E.I. MEGASTORE - I decided to get serious about shopping for my ride.
I decided to buy a hat.
What do you think?
I bet it will make me faster.