Thursday, April 03, 2008


Greetings Readers

I am going to start with that my "new" bike, Rebecca, is now 1 year old as of last week. I am very happy to say that I only have ridden her 281.2 miles in one year. Fantastic!

I think I have shared some photos of Rebecca, but not really a lot and no close ups. I did ride a few times last year, but not nearly enough. Not a problem. She is so beautiful that I hate taking her out for "just a ride."

I know that the photograph is not a good shot, but I needed one right away so I could post right now. Today, there was rain and snow so I dare not take Rebecca out for a photo shoot.

Hell, the only time that Rebecca goes out for a ride is when I know the weather is going to be clear and sunny. Any hint of rain or right after a rain shower Rebecca does not go out!

Yep, I know - c-r-a-z-y, but when I love and adore something I make sure to take care of that the best I can, until the "newness" wears off. Or my love. Or I get another new woman in my life.

I know that some of you readers are probably scratching your head and thinking to yourself that he only road 281 miles in one year on Rebecca! 281 miles. That's all?!

Yes. that is all. I have no problem with that. Matter of fact I think I have not ridden Rebecca since October of last year.

And, I hate to say this, but I am looking for a new woman since clearance of last year's models are being done now.

Until the next time

Daryl Charley
The Fallen Athlete


Jared said...

Best thing for a bike is a couple of scratches...then you can really start to enjoy riding it!

I sold my Fuji because it was too nice and I didn't want to damage it...I enjoyed riding my SOMA a lot more and I know that is because the bike isn't pristine! It's a bike! It wants to be ridden!

The re-awakening of an Athlete said...

Wow. I wish I had your thinking. I actually tear up whenever my "new" bike gets her first scratch(es). I curse at myself for perhaps causing that scratch, which could have been prevented. I can not help thinking about the first scratch for perhaps a whole week thinking about how I could have prevented that scratch(es).

Though, eventually I get past that way of thinking, but that takes a long, long time. I guess I need to show Heidi. Heidi has her scratches, but more importantly you can see how much sun she has gotten over the past decade and how much the sun has faded her original paint job. =)