Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lenexa, Kansas
Bikes: 1986 Trek 720, 1986 Trek 520
Thanks a bunch, Jerry. Years and years ago, I rode with several KCBC members, but the rides became fewer when I moved out to Lenexa. I did one midnight ride years ago with JCBC(?), but I'm so out of shape now that even the turbo turtles leave me in their road dust. Because I rode the 520 a lot, the 720 remained pristine. I almost sold it, but, like you, that wonderful old steel is hard to replace. Also, I'm now fighting some health problems that limits my endurance and my enthusiasm for spending like a Washington solon. I have a neighbor who is similarly geezerly and we amble along together regretting our Keith Richard's lifestyle of years gone by. Life is sometimes a real puzzle -- ace runner Jim Fixx is no longer with us, yet Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (the poster boy for mortuary science) keeps getting all the satisfaction he wants.