Well, its been awhile since I've done a blog on "The Leelanau". Oh, there's been plenty to write about, but I just haven't been motivated.
Now, however, I think I'll share my upcoming (hopefully) adventures as "The Road Wearier, 1978". Nope, that's not a typo...I'm no kind of "Road Warrior". After I ride, I'm pretty weary. See, I dragged my old bicycle out of the crawl space, and took it down to a bicycle shop in the big city, and told 'em to fix 'er up. I want to start riding again.
I originally bought my bike in 1978 (clever how I worked that into the title, huh?). Its a Schwinn Traveler III 10 speed. The three boys at the bike shop were quite underwhelmed when I brought it in. I asked
if any of them were even alive in 1978, and they all looked at each other, and stated they they indeed were not even born yet.
After I picked up the bike, I've been riding around here in the subdivision, familiarizing myself with a bike again, and trying to build up my legs. Its been a good twenty five years since I've rode very much. I bought a bike helmet, and today, I even bought a cable lock at the local hardware. I rummaged around in the attic and found a big old plastic water bottle, and added the old bike rack and faded bike bags to the Schwinn.
So, it looks like I'm ready to roll now.....me and my Schwinn looking like a couple of worn out relics from 1978.