Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I Want to Ride My Bicycle
I am now the proud owner of a Dahon D7 folding bicycle! It's compact, has seven speeds and only has one major dent. It does not have a bell yet, but you can't expect everything at once. Cruisers often use folding bikes because for one they are compact and for two you generally can't take your car with you on a 36-foot sailboat. I guess we could tow the Altima behind us in the dinghy, but it might have a slight effect on our speed.
I've been trolling Craigslist for a variety of items that we either need but can in no way afford or want but can't justify purchasing, and folding bikes were high on the want list. The Dahon D7 retails for about $600, and I bought it from some guy named Darryl in the Clear Lake Target parking lot for $175. Love that underground economy!
Unfortunately, Vlad is still sans bike, so my dreams of a romantic ride through the French countryside while carrying a bag of baguettes and wearing a beret will have to wait. Until then, it's Craiglist and persistence.