My Bike Changed My Favorite Color…Until I was 51

Lynne Bryant - Guernsey, WY

My Bike Changed My Favorite Color…Until I was 51

My first bike was purchased for my 8th birthday.  We bought it at Western Auto in Mission, Kansas.  I wanted the bright blue one, but all they had was the floor model and so dad got a purple one in the box.  My favorite color was blue and I was determined that my bike would be my favorite color...so I changed my favorite color to purple.  I loved that bike.  Dad eventually put a two-speed axle for the back, giving me two speeds.  He added a friction siren and I could pull a chain and make it sound like someone was in trouble.  The adventures I had on that beautiful purple bike! 

In 2012, at the tender age of 51, I finally bought my bright blue bike.  It has 21 speeds and is really well outfitted.  I have more adult adventures these days, but the wind in my hair, the warmth of the sun on my skin and the speed, oh the speed, are still the same.

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