Monday, April 5, 2010
My brand-new very old bike
Today my brand-new very-old bike showed up, thanks to UPS.
The bike is a 3-speed Raleigh 20 (twenty being the diameter of the wheels). It is a folding bike and I saw one a couple weeks ago at a bike conference I went to and knew in a moment that I wanted to find one for myself.
Nancy and I are joining her family in Florida soon for a vacation, and rather then casting my lot to the humiliation of whatever the rental shops have, I thought it'd be great to bring a bike I already know, hence the Raleigh 20.
I've only just had a chance to look it over, and, despite some problems in shipping, I think it's going to be a lot of fun. There's a lot I'll do to upgrade it as I can, but for the moment I'm glad I got it and I look forward to some fun times riding it and the option of bringing a bike with me when I travel.