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Friday is Bike to Work Day! (Contest)

May is "Bike to Work" month and Friday is "Bike to Work" Day in many places. Let's have some fun: post the sum of your age and the age of your bike (photo great!) and see who's the youngest with oldest bike, oldest with newest bike, etc. Ride on! Add your entry here in the Bike Zoo http://www.zoobird.com/group/bikezoo/forum/topics/friday-is-bike-to...

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Comment by Michael Levin on May 19, 2011 at 4:23pm

I ride Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and this week also on a Thursday to work. Friday can't do it... 

A new bike, a moderately young rider... it's fun. Nothing like smelling fresh blossoms, listening to birds chirping, getting a work out, all this on the way to work! Life is good when you do good for yourself and the planet (-;


Comment by Michael Levin on May 19, 2011 at 9:09am

OK, this is my Dawes Galaxy. It's about a 60's model and that makes my number over 100! I got this bike in college. One night in the 80's, a friend came over ant took it entirely apart down to the ball bearings. He and I soaked it in varsol and he put it back together that same evening.


Recently, a friend who likes to restore clarinets asked me if he could polish it. He did the same thing. Took all the components off and buffed them. Then, I took it to the LBS (local bike shop) and they wrapped the bars with cork tape, put on bar-end shifters and replaced the derailleurs.  



Comment by Kevin Neelands on May 18, 2011 at 9:16am

My bike is a Schwinn Le Tour, 25 years old.  I'm a little older than it.  Work is only 4 miles away so I ride the bike to work 3 days a week.  I take the car the other days mainly because I pick up groceries on the way home.  Gas can hit five dollars a gallon and it just means I'll take the bike 4 days a week.

P.S.  By "a little" I mean a couple decades.


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