Sunday, April 01, 2007

I've decided to quit cycling

Cycling, it's not you, it's me. Well, it might be you too.

I've been in love with cycling and bicycles since the day I received my first Diamond Back BMX bike when I was seven years old. It has been a fun run, these past 25 years since then, but I'm frankly fed up with the whole "transportation under my own power" thing. You know? It's just much easier to hop in my truck and drive wherever I want to go. If I want to get somewhere on two wheels, I'll buy a nice BMW or Yamaha motorcycle, and get there in a reasonable amount of time. Bicycles just take too long, and honestly, I'm sick of the muscular pain and tweaks in my legs. Who needs it?

So there you have it. I guess this means it's also time to sell off all my bicycles and gear. I have two Rivendells (a 58cm Rambouillet and a 57cm Bleriot), a Schwinn Le Tour III, a 17" Schwinn Homegrown Factory mtb, pedals, tires, handlebars, and all sorts of other crap that I now feel is clogging up my garage, and my life.

If you want early dibs on any of it before I put it all on eBay and Craigslist, just leave a comment and I'll get in touch.

It's been a good quarter century. I like that. 1/4th of 100 years. That's enough time spent on a bicycle if you ask me.

Oh, and I guess that also means the end of this blog. So long, and thanks for all the fun. It's time to do something better than waste my time on something that kids and bums ride.



Unknown said...

Woohoo! More time for eating In and Out Burgers, schwillin' Pale Ales and riding; the couch that is.

I wonder if Google also has Comment Printing?

Jim Thill said...

Yuk, yuk. You had me there for a second.

Thomas Zahnd said...

what happened?
Let's chat in one of the next days, I want to know more about it.

Cous Thomas