I got a nice surprise in my mailbox today. I had ordered a pair of bibshorts to add to my roster of cycling clothes. I have enough jerseys (though I wouldn’t say no to another one) but I needed more shorts since I plan to get more riding done this August and September.
I bought the exact same pair that I already had. I like them and this guaranteed both quality and size. The only difference is that these have red trim on them. I think they look pretty good.
I tried to buy them from my local bike shop, but they didn’t have any in stock and they weren’t letting anyone enter the store–yes, they ran the whole thing out of the parking lot. I wrote about it here. So, I searched online and ordered it from Ireland. Of course this meant shipping costs and import taxes. However, the total price was still much better than I could get here. I also got a first time user discount and that brought the price down even more.
When I mentioned it to one of the club riders he warned me that I would have to wait a long time for it to arrive. They promised a week, but it took about a month or maybe longer. I really can’t remember when I placed my order. I could blame Covid 19–anything else I ordered from overseas also took a long time–or I could rant against the system. Instead, I am just going to be happy it arrived.
I remember going to the mailbox with some enthusiasm in weeks past. I thought it would show up, but it didn’t. My stamps from Bulgaria arrived, but the bike stuff didn’t. As the days wore on, I completely let it slip my mind. So today, when I walked to the mailbox, I was actually only expecting some fast food coupons and junk mail. Obviously this was better. It was like finding money in the pocket of your jacket. It was Today’s Perfect Moment.