|Believe me, these don't even come close to covering all the hair cuts/colors I've had just in the last 10-15 years|
With all the changes that go on in life (most of which, for me, have been self-imposed), I was thinking that it is always nice to have some steady things to rely on. Though I have gone through a few bikes over the past couple of years, I don't think those had anything to do with a need for change. In fact, I think they were natural changes that helped me understand exactly what it is that I needed in a bicycle to make it functionally appropriate for me. It's so easy to get caught up in what others are doing, or in bicycle chic-ness. I realized that it's important to look at who I am, and how I need to ride in order to find what will work best for me. It doesn't negate any of the thoughts or experiences I had while riding each of those past bicycles, and in fact, if I had a place to store each of them, and the money to maintain them, I don't think there was a bicycle I've had that I wouldn't have kept. At some point though, I realized that I can only ride so many bicycles and one or more will get less use simply because favorites rise to the top.
|Tony Stark (Hillborne) with Sam and his Surly LHT in the background|
|Stuart, my Electra Daisy, waiting to go for a ride in 2009|
|Pashley Princess Sovereign|