Wednesday, March 14, 2007

We have the technology...

It was not long ago that she was bright, fresh and new. She was beautiful and a pleasure to be with. There would be envious glances as we went along together, the occasional teenage boy would be unable to prevent sighing and staring open mouthed.

Now the ravages of daily life have taken their toll, and I was faced with the choice of getting rid of her and looking for a replacement or paying to have some serious work done on her. I spent a few days looking around, checking out the options, the size, and feel of the alternatives, even testing out a couple of particularly attractive models. In the end I decided that none were quite as good as what I had already.

So my bicycle is now in the workshop having new gears, chain, cables, etc, fitted.

10 comments:

Ali said...

Wooo! You are going to be smokin' riding around on your hot new bike!
I agree, sometimes nothing compares to what you've already got...

Logziella said...

You're a stinker John! I knew that you could not be talking about a female but it sure sounded like it!! HA!!

You worded that great! Cool post!

John said...

Ali - yes the bike should be great when it is done, and much cheaper than getting a new one!

Logziella - Stinker? That is not nice!

Logziella said...

LOL!! I was just sitting here saying to myself "did I just call that man a stinker??" Sorry...my world these days consist of sippy cups and diapers and weird phrases like 'stinker'. I apologize...my brain just can't un engage from 'kid mode' lately. I hope you understood what I was trying to say. I was trying to say "you had me going there for a minute.".

Still friends? :0)

John said...

Of course! Just pulling your leg.

John said...

BTW "pulling your leg" = "teasing". I think that is another "language barrier" phrases?

mr zig said...

great post! I read it like 3 times, cuz :) - also, it made me want to finish tuning up my bike, because in a few short weeks it will by cycling time again up here!!! whoooo hoooooo

Logziella said...

We say 'pulling your leg' here too! HA!! :0)

amazingbrenda said...

I hope she's a beauty...haha.

John said...

I collected her last night and I did make the right decision, she is beautiful again. A complete rebuild for £160. A new one would have been at least £400, so a good saving there.