Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cheap Bikes Anonymous

Um, hi. I'm TOB...
*hi TOB*

...and I have a Murray hanging in my garage.

*a.....*

I don't own Murray, mind you. It's just hanging in my garage. My dad bought it years ago at WalMart the $54.88 pricetag is still on the front reflector when he decided he'd like to putter around the retirement community. It's a mountain bike that's way too small for him, weighs a ton and shifts terribly

*of course*

so it's been sitting in his garage gathering dust. He and Mom have been downsizing and they wanted to get rid of things so I brought it home with me...with the good intentions of giving it away on FreeCycle.

*um hmmmm*

My niece, however, being a college student and all, knows plenty of others who can use a cheap alternative to walking around campus so she found Murray a new owner on my stipulation that New Owner never, ever take Murray on any actual mountain bike trail except now that it's turned cold, New Owner doesn't really need Murray until next spring so can I store it for her?

*sigh*

I couldn't really say no....

- Baggie if I leave it parked in the back alley, do you think it'll be safe until next spring?

8 comments:

Alberto said...

I’m still proud of my nephew’s Magma down in the basement, but it’s his.

WheelDancer said...

So does this make you The Old Storage Bag? (Ya gotta support casual cyclists to get them addicted...)

the old bag said...

Alberto -- tell me more about this Magma....

WD -- trying not to push that addiction too hard...

it's
a
MURRAY!

Pete said...

Sweet ride. How much do you want for it?? ;)

PAB said...

no good deed goes unpunished??

the old bag said...

Pete -- REALLY, I can set it out by the alley!

Pab -- yeah...at least it's in the far corner.

Jeff in Chico said...

Uh, I own a Huffy.

http://jnkochs.blogspot.com/2006/08/newest-member-of-family.html

Beat that......

the old bag said...

Jeff -- and how's that Huffy treating you? sounds like yours is doing more than actually hanging around the garage ceiling.