Pat Ferrelly - Greenville, SC
My mother would never buy me a bike because, she said, that none of my older brothers/sister ever used the bikes she bought them. As a result, I used their hand-me-downs. I had a friend who had a beautiful bike. It was lime green, drop handlebars, and had 3 speeds.
At age 15, I went to work, full-time, at Clarks shoe factory in Plymouth, England. My friend never used her bike - so I bought her bike from her and loved it! I rode it every day, back and forth, to work. On weekends, I would ride it on trips to the beach. I don't recall the make of it, but it was great. I kept in for many years and eventually traded it in for a record player.
At age 69, I now own a Dahon folding bike. It is bright red, has 6 speeds, and fits into the trunk of my car. I love it almost as much as that lime green bike!blog comments powered by Disqus