It's about that time of year where I procrastinate

United States
March 20, 2016 6:49pm CST
Not that I don't procrastinate all year, but this time is special. This time of year is when I go "I will get a bike this year. I need the exercise." Every year I post about how I am looking at bikes and how I am going to get one but then I don't. I weight all of the cons in my head. "Oh but I'd have to buy it online and assembly is tough, and what if no one wants to help me assemble it?" then there's "I'll hardly use it, I'll use it for like a week and then not again." "Oh and Amber, you work at night, you are awake at night. Where are you going to bike to at night?" The list can go on and on with my procrastinations. Here is why I want one though : Exercise Being able to go out and enjoy the fresh air and go to a store real quick if need be. Going Out I spend way too much time indoors and have way too many excuses for it. I need to be able to get out, even if it is just a quick ride through the neighborhood. I guess those two go hand in hand. I don't drive, so no it would't be easy for me to go and get a bike. Nor do I really have transportation that can take me to get one. I'm okay with this though. I really am. It took me years to come to terms with me not driving, but I do know how (whilst not being practiced per se) and that's all I ever really wanted to know. I think people put a lot of emphasis on driving that doesn't need to be put on it. Yes it's easier if you can drive, but it's not always necessary. Anyway, I do want the bike but I keep making this or that excuse. My newest one for 2016 is the Zeeka Virus. It's already been reported in my County and I don't want to be anywhere near it. I KNOW that I need to get one. I know that I won't really WANT to ride it at first, and I know i'll have this and that excuse. However for every excuse I have a solution. "It's night" well they make hazard jackets with lights and you can put some on the bike itself. So yup, that's this year's procrastination. What's yours?
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@DWDavis (15034)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Mar 16
My big procrastination right now is putting off getting hip replacement surgery for as long as I can.
• United States
21 Mar 16
That's a Catch 22. The more wear and tear on your hip the worse it will be. However, it can be a bad experience as well. My grandmother had to have hip replacement surgery and she was out of commission for a long time after she left the recovery center she was sent to. There are so many complications that can go wrong, using faulty replacement parts etc. Is there no physical therapy regimen with calcium that can be taken to help rebuild bone and muscle? I don't know all that much about that kind of stuff but it seems going the most natural route first would be better.
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@DWDavis (15034)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I'm doing everything I can find out about all options short of surgery. My orthopedist is concerned that as a teacher I am exposed to too many possible infectious agents that could cause complications with the prosthetic hip.
• United States
21 Mar 16
@DWDavis Yes that would not be good at all. We've had schools closed in our County for heavy maintenance due to toxins / infectious agents. Hopefully he can come up with a compromise that will benefit you but not be a hindrance at the same time.
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• United States
21 Mar 16
It would be good to get the bike. I would love for you to tell us you got to ride and had a great time Reality. I know what you mean, I have done that for years about some things, but once I did it, I was happier. I hope you finally decide to get one, one way or the other. It would be so good for you to get out.
• United States
21 Mar 16
That's how it was with driving. I was a miserable bitter person until I learned and now that I have? I don't really care to drive. I don't want the monetary responsibility for one thing. Still, I sit around at home and I am starting to be just a bit miserable with that as well. A bike would fix that up as I don't require much. Just a quick trip to the store for a treat. There are several places around here where bicycles can be chained up and I can walk around to get the things I need etc. It's just now I have to get over all of the excuses. There are plenty of tutorials on building bikes on the internet and it's not like there is a lot of hardware to assemble. I just have to get out of the "excuse" mindset of things. It's like the angel / demon on the shoulder isn't it?
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• United States
21 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yes it is Reality exactly that..I hope you will get one I really do. You need to be free to go out when you feel like it. I can say about riding in the snow, but while the weather is fine.. Yes and videos on Youtube are always handy for seeing how to do stuff.
• United States
21 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Our winters here are crazy. We probably had two weeks (non consecutive) of a proper winter this year. It was warm weather for most of the month of December. We didn't get snow until January I believe.
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• United States
20 Mar 16
I never have that particular procrastination becauae... well... I can't ride a bike. Mine is finishing this book that I plan on releasing on my grandfather's birthday. Maybe after my trip later this month, I will have some motivation to finish it.
• United States
21 Mar 16
I had a bike growing up but wasn't taken off the training wheels until I was ten. My brother took them off my bike and helped me to learn to ride without them. I have a nephew who won't even ride a bike because he's afraid he will fall. I hope you will get the motivation to write. Sometimes it's just about getting the right place and having the right inspiration.
• United States
21 Mar 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I had a bike when I was younger but it had training wheels. My cousin's friend had a bike with no training wheels, and she pressured me to try and ride it. Long story short, I fell into a mailbox.
• United States
21 Mar 16
@TheDemonicAngel Yikes. I have gone over the handlebars before. I was probably 11 or 12. I didn't want to pick my bike up for a week after, and honestly was too sore anyway to do so.
@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Put a lot of reflectors on your bike, so you will not be ran over. You can spray "Off" on yourself to help lessen the mosquito problem. "Off" works for most people, but doesn't seem to help me out much. Good luck with your new bike when you decide on one.
• United States
21 Mar 16
I would be going with a natural repellant as I have heard that OFf isn't very good for your skin. Reflectors are good, but they also have gear you can wear as well. They have LED lights you can put on the wills too, which is helpful. *Wheels* not *wills*
@JESSY3236 (7532)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Mine is putting off stuff that needs to be done. I keep wanting to get some new blinds, some new sticking fish for the bathtub, and a dryer hose. I hope to get a new dryer hose when my mother comes to visit.
• United States
21 Mar 16
I haven't been on a bike since I was pregnant for my first child. That was over 37 years ago. Well that is of course if you don't count a sedentary bike. I have owned a few. Recently I purchased a second hand recumbent bike. I have only used it once because I've injured my right knee. Once it is back to semi-normal I will use it. Or maybe I'll wait. Who knows for sure.