Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

15 March 2014

The End Of A Short Journey On This Trek

You probably saw this coming.

In an earlier post, I mentioned the Trek 720 hybrid frame that came my way. 



Well, I put it together with some parts I had lying around and others I scrounged from bike shops where I do business.  And what little riding I've done during the past few weeks (We've had lots of ice on the streets, bridges and bike lanes!) has been done on that bike.  I didn't feel like getting road salt and sand all over my Mercians.

Now someone else has that bike.  A young female grad student I know needed some basic transportation.   

What did she give me in return?  Gratitude.  You see, I took off the seat (Brooks B 17) and pedals (MKS Lambda, a.k.a. Grip King) and let her take the rest of the bike.  

I look at it this way:  I didn't spend any money on the bike and I rode it for a couple of months.    All right, so I spent some time--but not much--putting it together.  I guess I can call that service.

3 comments:

  1. That was incredibly nice of you! Amazing how generous people always undervalue their own time and skill.

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  2. For it is in giving that we receive - St Francis of Assisi

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  3. Accordion and Chris--Thank you for your kind comments. It certainly was gratifying to see the bike go to someone who can really use it.

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