Sunday, July 6, 2008

Old Yellow Bike

I was just thinking about the oldness of my bike. A couple weeks ago, I went to get it tuned up because it really needed it. They kind of looked at it funny and said "that's an old bike." This bike is truly an old bike. This bike was my Dad's for five or 6 years and then when he went to get a new bike it became mine. I have had it for about 15 years.

It has been through quite a bit since I have got it. My bike has been in Idaho, Oregon and Utah.
It has been rode down the Oregon Coast twice and the mileage to get prepared for it. It has been on numerous family bike rides. It has been on the greenbelt(a 15+ mile bike path along the river) in Boise numerous times. It has been through numerous crashes.

It is getting to that age where it needs to be retired for good. But maybe it has just has little bit more before I can find a new bike to replace it. Hopefully in the mean time it never falls apart while I am on it.


Marcie said...

That is cute.

Sarah said...

I love your yellow bike. my first bike was a shiny red one. It had everything but brakes! I really think Grandpa found it at the dump or somewhere and fixed it up for me. I loved that bike and crashed it many many times (because of the brake problem). Your bike reminds me of mine, but yours is much cooler and has definitly traveled more.