My Mom’s Bike
Jessica Koltz - Stage College, PA
My first bike that has been the biggest impact on my life was my mother's, from the late 70s from when she went to college. I upgraded it recently to have some awesome pink accents and hope to keep making minor changes in order for it to stay ""healthy"" and reliable. I first started using her old commuter when I was studying in undergrad and competing at Buffalo for the women's swim team. I started taking my bike to swim and lifting practices in the early morning hours, riding her home after I was done with class for the day, and using her to get to the store or to work.
I started riding my first bike for longer rides the summer following my senior year of competition. I wanted to stay active but I didn't want to swim as much as I have been for the past ten years, so I started riding my bike. I rode that bike like it was a road bike, exploring the countryside and the hills throughout the valley of my hometown. It was so enjoyable taking that bike for the gradually longer rides I took it on, just to get away or to go see some beautiful views.
I still use her as my commuter bike even though I have upgraded twice to a road bike and to a tri bike to race. That bike is still my classy pink vintage bike, still reliable, still solid, still fun.blog comments powered by Disqus