Although we only seem to meet while I’m at my client location (Arizona, at the moment), Clarice and I seem to have become fast friends over the past three weeks. Not only does she accompany me to the grocery store, but we do occasionally venture to fancier dining establishments, time permitting.
Our mornings start out with a quiet cup of coffee at the hotel. The infusion of caffeine improves the vibration in her steel frame during our morning commute.
Usually, lunch is had in my cubicle, but on rarer occasions, we sit down for a meal at one of the many healthy-fast-food joints in the neighborhood. Since it is a relaxed and spacious atmosphere, she prefers to be in her mostly unfolded form.
As a business traveler, the evenings do get lonely; therefore, having Clarice around definitely helps ease the awkwardness of eating alone. After a long and stressful day, we sometimes go to the local sushi bar and share an adult beverage.
Since this restaurant is on the fancier side, she gets a little shy takes her fully folded form beneath the bar. We gossip a bit about work and share some laughs (kidding, I don’t talk to my bicycle, I swear). After the drink, she doesn’t feel too fit to be ridden, so I roll her to the hotel, which is conveniently located across the street.
Aside from the fact that she takes me places, I am enjoying just having her around, even as a conversation starter. Does anyone out there else see their bicycle as more than just a bicycle?