After a couple of months of talking about it, and then a couple of weeks of researching it, my wife and I are now the proud owners of shiny new bicycles.
We bought all the necessary associated gear - the lights, the helmets, the rack for the car, the bike pump - but we were able to ignore the other stuff (let's just say they're made out of lycra) for the time being.
We live in a beautiful region of Victoria, with lovely bike trails and wonderful scenery, and while my wife an I have walked some of these areas we're really looking forward to jumping on our bikes and pedaling our way around.
Did I mention they're shiny?
This is the first time I've bought a bike since I was about 16 years old. At that time I was working part time in a supermarket, and I saved up to buy myself a bike from K-Mart. It served me well for a few years. My friend and I even went fishing and camping a few times with all our stuff loaded on our bikes.
But these bikes are great quality, and we were able to get a great deal on them. They look good, ride well, and are well constructed.
So look out for me on the Warburton Trail and other places. I'll be the one on the shiny new bike.
Did I mention they were shiny?