Friday, May 21, 2010

Discovering Bikes

I have never blogged before. I have, however, biked. My biking days began my junior year in high school when I pulled my mom's ten year old schwinn hybrid out of our garage and rode down to DC for the cherry blossom festival. Despite the congestion on the capital crescent trail, I discovered that biking is the most fun and efficient means of transportation there is. I discovered that biking to Georgetown was the best excuse I could find to shop. I also discovered that biking was the best way to cure a hangover and the best way to blow dry my curly hair (until three years later when I joined the more responsible biking community in wearing a helmet).

Long story short, I moved to Gainesville, Fl, bought an awesome pink Panasonic touring bike from the 70s that lasted me three long years. I passed this dependable bike on to Nicole and began my search for a road bike. I went through two road bikes my senior year but both ended up not fitting me properly. A few months ago, my mom, who knows how to scour craigslist like you wouldn't beleive, found me an awesome 1985 Schwinn World Sport that I have named Lucy and have made my sidekick. She is the reason for this blog.

Ragbrai is also the reason for this blog. And Joyce, my new-found Ragbrai compadre. More on them to come...

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