I put a deposit on a bicycle today
Thankful to be able to put a deposit on a bicycle! It's a rough time to be in the market for a bike. All of the electric bikes that I could stretch to afford are on long back-order. But the local bike shop had a second hand Trek ladies bike for an excellent price. (I've been doing my homework.)
A very nice fellow took a lot of time to ask about how I plan to use it, adjusted the seat twice, and took me out in the parking lot and helped me stay upright and learn to use the brakes. (His wife makes excellent sugar cookies, too.) I haven't been on a bike since I was 10. But I can do this!
Anyway, he's going to put on wider tires with reflector strips that will be better for off pavement adventures, put on wider pedals, and front and back lights, and I will pick it up next week, along with a helmet and lock.
I sold my 1999 Bravada for 1800.00, and new that I could not get any kind of decent car for that, and while I really wanted an electric bike, they are impossible to find in the 1500.00 range. It will give me more mobility than walking everywhere.
Any body else take up bike riding after 60?
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