Now I am not one to consider myself spiritual, but this recent experience has me questioning my own beliefs in this always wild world we live in. Listen to this:
Remember my recent post about my missing bike? I had just overhauled my bike of 8 years with a new color, new parts an everything how I wanted it- Maria and I then took it to a conference to use as a display and on the way back the package was lost because of a mix up at the conference. For weeks I filed claims and harassed the places I thought my bike could have gone, but just last week I was told the package was officially lost and I accepted defeat and wrote the post.
Anne-Marie, otherwise known as the Succulent Wife, wrote about our bicycle bags back in April, 2010. We met up for coffee and hit it off well. She recently invited me to put together a Gift Guide for bicyclists and I had a ton of fun with it. To anyway who may be considering buying me a present for the holidays, anything from this list would make me super happy. Except for the Po Campo bags of course. I have plenty of those. ;)
As some of you have also experienced, I am having to accept that my bike is now gone. I had that bike for about 9 years, it was my first city bike, purchased at Boulevard Bikes back when they had used cycles. It was a tan Schwinn le Tour from the 80′s- a nice hybrid style frame, good for skirt wearing, and it served me well getting around Chicago to work, to the store, & out with friends. Just this year I decided to spruce it up with the helpful hand of Ron Smith at Lugs, he powder coated the bike a nice teal blue and we put on new parts like a Brooks Saddle and wider handlebars so I could sit more upright. The makeover was beautiful, it was a pretty bike with all the fixings and I didn’t even get to name it.