Saturday, September 8, 2007
ain't she a beaut? okay, admittedly, this bike needs a little work. i bought it today at indiana university's bike auction: my first live auction experience. man, those guys sure knew how to get it done. i was a little in the dark about the whole operation once i actually jumped into the action (am i winning? how much did i bid?) until the hand of destiny pointed at me and said, "SOLD! for 25 dollars to number 240." destiny, i suppose, handed me this mountain bike after my friend mari told me it looked good. thanks, mari, for helping a bike newbie like me. the front brake is disconnected, which is not a huge deal, and the rear tire needs air. it might need to be repaired. not sure. brian's supposed to help me figure out my new pump when he gets home. for the record, i did figure out how to pump up our basketball. score! we're shooting hoops tomorrow! i'll have to read up on rust removal. get some lights and a lock. for now, a helmet and a pump were my priorities, and i've got those covered. maybe i'll take a class at the bike project to get things figured out. i'm a bike rider now! it feels good! p.s. that's our "stompin' shoe" in the background there in front of the recycling. basement crickets. enough said.
Posted by Frisky at 7:12 PM