Thursday, August 20, 2009
A Family Affair
This is our bike family.
It's not going to get any bigger any time soon and that's okay with me (for once).
Starting left to right, here we go:
Lil Hidalgo - Worksman Folding Bicycle. This little guy is deceiving. He's ridiculously heavy for a folding bike, making it illogical to travel with on public transportation. But we rarely take public transportation.
Main points - He folds up for easy storage and semi easy travel. He provides a smooth ride for our guests who may not normally want to ride a bike. He has coaster brakes, which have proven to be a foreign concept. And he has fenders and a rack, making him highly capable of pizza delivery to our patio.
Fiona - This is my darling love, Fiona, the Raleigh LTD-3 that we all know so well. I found this bike when hunting for a bike for Johnpants and I called on her instantly. She was a steal at $50 and is the best bike for me at this time. Very little damage or rust or blemishes at all. And look at those fenders! Hoo doggie!! I added the gorgeous wicker basket and the leather saddle bag was a great birthday present from my mister. Since this photo I've added a brass bell from Velo Orange. Erich really helped out by fixing her up for me and now I can't imagine my days without her.
Just yesterday I rode her to the doctor. It was sublime. But then it turned out that I forgot my key to my ulock. I about had a panic attack worrying about her fate not locked to anything. Luckily, the pharmacy let me store her inside with minimal jokes. She was safe! Huzzah for strangers!
Felix - This is John's Fuji Special Racer that I bought him for our 2 year anniversary. He previously had a Schwinn Racer that wasn't quite his style. Since upgrading to this beast, he can take hills with ease (much more ease than Fiona). He's a fast lil bugger - Perfect for my mister.
Our bike family is perfect for us. How about yours?