Dusted of my Venus bike,
Fire engine Red.
I remember when I bought it and thought what a cool name Venus is; I can ride to all the galaxies and visit the heavens.
It’s been 10 years or so since I’ve taken a spin.
I bought it used from a gal that had it built for her frame, and she won a few triathlons riding it.
I was about her size and thought, If it was good enough for her, it was good enough for me, since I knew nothing about riding.
Never mind I have to reach down to the top rail to adjust the gears and lose my balance, tork my back, and hunch over. There aren’t enough speeds for my liking, no mirrors, lights or horns, so I soon retired it, and took to hiking and running, which is more my speed.
Now if I was Dwight, our friend from Roth Poetry who has a knack for fixing everything, I’d fix it up and sell it for a pretty penny, since I hear these old vintage bikes (anything earlier than 1982), are actually worth something. This is not a bike for Sheree from View From The Back, where she raced throughout France, and would leave us all in the dust. I bet she’s familiar with this bike in all her years of riding.
Who has time for biking when you’ve got dogs to walk, gardens to tend, and work to do but when my son looked at me in the eyes and said “Mom would you like to ride with me?” My head spun so fast and I was out the door in seconds flat. Now, we didn’t make it to Venus or Mars and my neck is still sore, but it was worth every minute to have some Fun Friday time with him. So, I’m in search of a new bike and I’m going for all the speeds I can get with all the bells and whistles and yes, electric too; so I’m not left in the dust and he’ll keep me in the que.
Please do check out Dwight and Sherre’s site as they take you on wonderful rides, whether it is a scenic view, great poetry, some ingenious ideas, beautiful antiques, food and vintage treasures.
Have a great weekend and as always, Thanks for stopping in and visiting.
Please like (if you do of course), comment and or share.