Saturday, 8 July 2017

bikes

wow, it'been a while since i've posted anything.

i've had countless topics but out of respect for my sophisticated international readership, i've deemed these topics unworthy of their valuable time. but what the fuck, who doesn't enjoy a good bicycle story?

a few months ago i bought myself a new bike. a lovely little street/hybrid that was a pleasure to ride, small and lightweight, great for short commutes.

i generously offered the iron maiden to my daughter as she had told me that she wanted a bike but she wasn't interested.  when she dropped by and and i offered to give her the new cute little white bike, she immediately snapped it up. those darn millennials are quite choosy. so  i was back to square one and had to go find another bike.

a few days ago i noticed a neat little bike for sale and quickly pulled the trigger. so far i love the new bike. it's small and light for those short commutes and it also can hop over curbs and go down a few stairs. i might be old, but i still ride like a kid. but what really stands out is the gear ratio.  the middle front sprocket is just right, not to big and not to small.

it lacks the curb appeal of the white bike but that's something i can live with. now i have to come up with good nickname for the little beauty.

the blue meanie?
baby blue?
the rock? (it's a rocky mountain)

billy says he loves you sons of bitches.  and he thinks i should go with "the rock"

7 comments:

  1. The Rock makes me think of the late Rock Hudson but maybe most people have forgotten him now. Your daughter is lucky to have a generous old pop who won't refuse her anything.

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  2. The Rock makes me think of the late Rock Hudson but maybe most people have forgotten him now. Your daughter is lucky to have a generous old pop who won't refuse her anything.

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  3. i partnered up with black/lab shepherd cross for 13 years and her nickname was the rock. since it's a rocky mountain bike, the rock will probably stick.

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  4. Looks like you're ready to do some mountain biking? You got trails by you? I'm looking to get a beater mountain bike to take small trips on and mountain bike on trails like a few times a year. I just don't want to take my road bike out any more than I have to because it's expensive and a-holes in Chicago steal everything. Happy riding, dood!!!!

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    1. i mainly ride in the city. a mountain bike lets me ride over curbs and take countless short cuts. i now have 3 mountain bikes and zero road bikes but i'm always one click away from picking up something new.

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  5. Enjoy the ride, Mr. Rosewater. The Rock looks nice and I think it's an excellent nickname for your two-wheeled transportation. Take care and glad to see you back blogging.

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    1. i like the rock more everyday. bud is turning into my "takes a licking and keeps on ticking" machin. and the poor old iron maiden is resting.

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