Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Loaner

Still don't own a bike but I got a sweet loaner.

So I'm still shopping for the right bike to carry me along this epic journey, but in the meantime I'd like to get in a ride or two. Enter my Father-in-Law Larry. Larry owns a "vintage", i.e. 20 something year old, Lotus Eclair. In it's day in was a pretty nice ride, and as far as loaners go, it fits the bill to the T. For some reason I find it fitting that I start this journey by dusting off a heavy, old, classic and taking it for a spin. It somehow makes me feel like less of a poser. I think it's good that I'm getting a sense of what real cyclist's who have been doing this for longer than I've been alive went through back in the day. Anyway, the bike in now in my garage and once a nice day comes along and I get to take it out, I'll keep you posted.
This is the same model as the loaner I'm riding. Mine doesn't have all the pimp yellow water bottles or the racks and bags, but other than that, this is what I'm "training" on for now.

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