I rode the blue bike 3 times: Once, home from Union Square (where I bought her). Again for about 2 miles in my neighborhood to try to get used to her. And then the longest trip and really only trip that I ever used her for - to the Boat Basin in Manhattan when William and I did the Great Urban Race last summer. The best part of that trip was probably that a photo I took ended up in the copy of European Photography magazine-
I never got used to her and soon realized I didn't want to get used to her. So she just sat here in my apartment, taking up room. Occasionally I would look over at and scowl at her for taking up space. But I didn't even consider riding her.
It wasn't long before I realized I needed to sell her. I wanted her to go to a good home, with an owner who would love her and ride her. She was a great bike, she just wasn't right for me.
One blog reader in Massachusetts had written to me inquiring about the bike. She seemed pretty serious about it too. And she had made plans to come to NYC a few times but for various reasons, we had to keep rescheduling. Finally, on Saturday May 14th, she made it down to New York, and we met at my favorite bike shop, B's Bikes.
Adele seemed to be in love with the bike at first sight, which was great. But I wanted her to get a little test drive too, so I brought her to McCarren Park.
|We left the park and went to Williamsburg, but I didn't want to go too far on account of her not having a helmet.|
|I brought Adele & her new bike to one of my favorite places to catch the sunset - Grand Ferry Park. That's the Williamsburg Bridge in the background. And it turns out there was some bike meet up going on, but I am not sure what it was all about.|
Adele was pretty smitten with the new bike and the sale was official. I was so happy for her - what a great time of year to get a bike! I was also happy for the bike - going to a home where she would be appreciated and used. And happy for me - to reclaim that space in my bedroom. I helped secure her to the car for her ride to her new home -
Thank you so much Adele - it was great meeting you and I hope that you and Betsy have a million miles of adventures together!
*oh, since I get asked this all the time: My bike does not have a name. She is simply "The HK Cruiser" or "My BFF".