A FREE bike for the taking!!!
Ha, ha and you thought I was simply giving one away here huh? Well not quite but I did long ago and the story goes like this:
A bunch of us decided to do a New York City ride. So we biked our way there after taking the train initially part way. The RR provided us with bike transport boxes made of cardboard. When the tour of NYC is over the plan is to return completely by train. I decide to do the novel approach and leave my mark upon the Big Apple.
I fixed up a piece of crud Huffy 10 speed and made it reliable enough to handle the punishment of NYC streets, traffic, and taxi doors. On the last day of the visit, I proudly lean the bike against a downtown parking meter and walk across the road as we wait and make bets on how long before it gets stolen!! About 5 minutes is all it took. Best part was I placed stickers on the 3 main tubes that read, "This bike has been stolen!" It was an absolute howl for us all and I got to return home with only a single bag of clothing as compared to the others!