Thursday, June 10, 2010

I want to ride my bicycle.

Before Green. After Orange.

Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

Bicycles get you from here to there and in the meantime make you aware. Potholes, rampant traffic, low-lying trees... all become a part of the journey you are on while riding your bicycle. And I am ever so excited to ride mine. Which I purchased for $10 at a garage sale.

In total, it must have cost me maybe $30 to fix up. A couple cans of spray paint, two new pedals, and dedicated time by my significant other and myself grinding down old paint and making new coats. But it looks fantastic - all shiny and new.

And it's neat to learn how it all works: leverage and washers and nuts and screws and gears shifting within the wheel. The bike has 3 gears. It's quite a unique machine. And I am the engine and the passenger. Fantastic.


  1. A bit of chrome polish on those wheels...

  2. I know! But how do you do it w/o getting chrome on the wheels? take them off?

  3. you know i love a good ol' garage sale! great find!


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