North Road Rules

A couple weeks ago this old Schwinn Collegiate decided to come live at our house, to take me for a ride sometimes. In return, I have to provide shelter (porch), food (lube), and clothing (Simichrome). She and I met yesterday, spent a few hours getting to know each other, and then, this afternoon when the rain quit, we went for our first ride together. I really tried hard to not smile, but I couldn’t hold back. This is, by far, the BEST. BIKE. EVER.

She’s a couple years older than me, has the typical creaks and groans for her age, and even a few battle scars. Hell, I have all that. We’re both overweight. Her brakes are grabby and ineffective. I can’t make her go fast, so it doesn’t matter. She and I are going to get along fine. 5 out of 5 dust caps.

Now if only I knew her name…

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0 Responses to North Road Rules

  1. Gromit says:

    You shoulda come to Pittsburgh on Sunday for “Pedal Pittsburgh”. I did the 60-mile option but there were 25, 35 and 50-mile courses as well. We got some *serious* hills here in the burgh! And they saved the toughest for the last 10 miles of the 60…

  2. Kathy says:

    I’m thinking Betty. =) Especially if she’s red or black.

  3. heather says:

    🙂
    you sound so happy. just like a kid.

  4. the Sloth says:

    We gots hills here, too, Gromit. But yeah, next time let me know BEFORE the ride and I’ll try to make it.

  5. the Sloth says:

    KAT! Where have you been, doll?

    She’s actually a coppery brown color. But I just finished assembling the new touring bike – she’s black AND red. So maybe I’ll call her Betty.

  6. the Sloth says:

    Where were you before I got married, Heather?

  7. heather says:

    depends on when you got married. 🙂