Today my new bike was delivered. I bought it online. It’s a “mama bike” which are extremely popular here in The Netherlands. It has a double stand which makes it very stable. The handlebar can also be locked so that you can safely get your kid in and out of a children’s seat. And the handlebar is extra wide so that there’s room for that children’s seat and the mother to get properly on and off the bike.
With seats it would like this in the future:
The frugal part of it is that I saved €163 by buying it online. In stores it’s €899 and I bought it for €736. Then, there’s this tax rule in The Netherlands that every three years you can buy a new bike using a tax break via your employer if you use the bike to get to work. This actually comes down to a 50% discount and is applicable for bikes up to €749. So the bike cost me €368.
Unfortunately, I’m still not pregnant. I really wanted a new bike, since my current bike doesn’t have gears and my bike trailer can’t be attached to it. So my bike trailer has been sitting in the garden for the past couple of months…unused. It’s time to start using it…and with the tax break I thought it would be a good idea to buy a new bike now.
On 7th of June we have an appointment with a fertility clinic to check out why we haven’t succeeded with the getting pregnant thing yet. We’ve been at it for over a year now. Probably, I’m just being impatient and there’s nothing to worry about. Right?
So, this was our last and final big purchase. We really don’t want to spend more money on more stuff but pay off the damn mortgage instead!
Do you have a proper bike?