Iíve been riding with varying degrees of seriousness for over 25 years. Iíve had knee trouble for the past eight years Ė surgery twice Ė riding with one leg for some time Ė now not riding at all because the other knee started acting up. I used to be a regular contributor here and before that to rec.bicycling. In fact I use the handle SchreiberBike everywhere on the internet. I really love to ride.
Iíve raced. Iíve toured. Iíve ridden brevets. Iíve completed triathlons. Iíve commuted. Iíve worked in a bike shop. Iíve ridden in below zero F weather. I once rode 313 miles in 24 hours. Iíve ridden with my wife and my children and Iíve made so many friends. Iíve ridden in three different countries and many different states.
A neighbor has just gotten in to cycling semi-seriously and he told me he was interested in trading up from the steel Schwinn he had been riding since high-school. My good bike, which I believe I truly love, has just hung on the wall for the last three years. Itís his now. It fits him well. Itís being used as it should be. He gave me a fair price for it.
But now Iím sad. I canít believe how much. Thanks for listening. Appreciate your knees.