What an amazing couple! Kamrin and Eric love to bike, hike, adventure and at the end of it all, just chill with each other.
They used my tandem bike, which I have to give major props to BIKES PLUS for restoring so beautifully for me!
Kamrin brought one of her great-grandmother’s quilts to incorporate in the session. It is BEAUTIFUL!
We ended with a patient wait to be a kid. It was worth the wait!
Before the pictures… The bike has a story that I’d really like to share…
Growing up, there was an old man that lived in my subdivision and he and his wife always road bikes. In the evening I would sometimes catch them riding a tandem.
I always thought it was so sweet and ever since, I have always wanted a tandem bicycle but never had the money or the space for it.
Fast forward to about 6 months ago…
I was driving to see my parents one random day and I saw a bike in the front yard of a house. It had a sign, “For Sale”.
I ran up to the door and asked how much it was. A man quietly said, “Twenty-five Dollars”. I quickly and excitedly said I’d be back with cash.
When I came to pick it up, I remembered the man from my childhood. I asked him why he was getting rid of it and I told him I remembered him riding it when I was a kid.
He reservedly said, “I’m just trying to clean out some things.” I couldn’t help but think maybe his wife had fallen ill or passed away.
I assured him the bike would be taken care of and put to good use. He seemed happy but mentioned how he had very fond memories with it and hated to rid of it.
It was in poor condition, but I was willing to do whatever it took to restore it to working and good condition.
To me, this bike represents love. A long-lasting relationship filled with compromise, teamwork and time with each other.
I am so proud that the bike will be used this way. It doesn’t matter if it’s Andrew and I taking rides by the river or bike-enthusiasts like Kamrin and Eric.
I feel the man and his wife would be honored that their impression of love, they don’t even know was left on a young child neighbor, is being passed on.