“Save your crushes for the unattainable.”
That’s one of the strangest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten from a friend. I didn’t get it at all at the time. I still might be misunderstanding it. It sort of requires a sense of self-confidence that borders on the delusional, and that sort of turns me off. But it’s oddly comforting advice for when you do get crushed by your, um, crush, because in the end, unless they’re unattainable, you were way too good for them anyway. And if they’re unattainable, the crush wasn’t going anywhere to begin with.
I’m trying to save my bike crushes too. It’s hard though. What can I say? I fall in love maybe a little too easily.
Or more accurately, maybe I just like falling in love. Unfortunately that sort of tends to lead to poor decision making – like when I’m unable to find a track frame small enough to fit me and I actually start to consider buying another “entry-level” bike when I’m really looking to invest in something a bit better.
But fortunately for me, Cambridge Bikes came to the rescue with some sage advice: Fit’s important. Keep looking. Don’t buy something that I’m not in love with.
So basically, I shouldn’t sell out to the materialistic whore in me that’s screaming for another bike. Which seems painfully obvious to any outside observer, but really isn’t if you’ve forgotten – like me, sadly – how not to sell out.
It’s time to start retaining my integrity I guess [although I think I've lost too much of it to actually go back to punk rock and pink hair]. And I suppose, like most crushes, the hunt is part of the fun. Even if the whole roller-coater ride of getting my hopes up that a frame will fit, only to have them come crashing down on me, is…not so fun.
But hey, I’m too good for those frames anyway, right?