I have one thing in my wardrobe that gets more comments then anything thing else I wear. Not that I wear many things worthy of comment-a fahionista I am not.
In rainy weather (and lately that has been most days) I bring out my zebra boots. I bought these years ago because they made me happy. Apparently they make other people happy also because I never fail to get comments on them. Never.
It has been a great opportunity to get to meet people. Once people talk to me about my boots it is so easy to go on to a more formal introduction. Once you bond over shoes you are friends for life. Might as well get to know names. Before I started riding my bike to get around I had little use for rainboots. In fact I had not owned any since I was a kid and then they were just for the rare snowfall. If you use a car to get around and can park close to your destination, the need to protect your feet rarely comes into play. But not in wet weather bike riding! In seeking solutions to my wet feet on rainy days (oh how I hate wet and cold feet) I rediscovered rainboots. And when I found these I found true love. How did I live life without them?
But my boots are getting a little beat up looking and actually have cracks in them. It might be coming close time to replacing them-but I do hate to do it. In fact, I can't stand the thought.
I started riding my bike as my primary form of transportation because I love riding bikes. Add in all the wonderful benefits- you know the drill-exercise, money saving, pollution free, oil free, and all the other great things, it just seemed a reasonable choice.
But what I had not anticipated was how different life would look mounted on top of a bike verses looking out of a rolling metal box. The places I go, the people I meet, the things I see are so different. And I love it all.
This is a record of my adventures!