Sunday, November 01, 2009

Daddy's New Ride

Hah! I wish....actually, for about $150,000 less I did purchase a bicycle this weekend. After getting Andrew outfitted with a new set of wheels this summer I've been wanting to get a new bike to tool around town but hadn't found the right bike yet. Well on Saturday morning I strolled past a local bike shop and this one caught my eye...

It's an unassuming gray steel frame, single-speed bike. I was going to get a hybrid with a bunch of gears and nice disc brakes, but was worried I'd turn every ride with the kids into a race. I decided to keep it simple. I rode about 8 miles home after I bought it this afternoon and it rides great. It's been SO long since I've been on a bike, but as we work our way from two cars down to one it's been a priority for me to get something simple and rideable for local errands.

I especially love the flip-flopped white/black on the tires, rims, spokes. What a fun, quirky detail. One day I might want to throw some orange tires on there. Anyway, here's a few more glamour shots of the new wheels...


At 7:51 PM, Blogger Pete and Nancy said...

I think you should have matched Andrew with a vintage 1969 model for yourself. The new one looks nice though.



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