"Cathy Kearns" <[email protected]
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| "recycled" <[email protected]
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| > So is there a Bicyclist's Anonymous program or do I go for it?
| My husband, an avid cyclist, recently passed away. My mom and dad,
| attempting to help me dig out from all this stuff, look into the garage
| say, two people (my daughter and I) seven bikes, perhaps we could get this
| back down to two. Well, not quite. It seems three and a half of those
| bikes are mine. (My "despite my weight I can be fast" carbon fiber road
| bike, my "going shopping and lunching in my skirt and heels" town bike,
| my "the road is too slick for skinny tires but I need a workout anyway"
| hybrid bike.) I suppose, since my captain is gone, I don't really need
| road tandem anymore. I suppose we could get it down to four. Though my
| daughter is now jonesing for a new bike. Sometimes she thinks she needs
| another "ride to school" bike, though in three weeks she's graduating to a
| school she will likely walk to. And sometimes she thinks she needs some
| lycra and a road bike.
Bikes are rapidly multiplying in my household, as my kids get into riding
more and more. My son actually makes good use of whatever he has (he borrows
my mountain bike, but has his own road bike and track bike), while my
daughter just needs to have the bikes, ridden or not. It's only when my wife
actually rides and has her bike in the house as well that it hits the fan
and she talks about wanting to have a house where you're not constantly
tripping over bikes.
My own needs are relatively modest. I've got my extremely-nice road bike
(Madone 5.9 SSL), my very nice "rain" road bike (5900), and my ancient (by
mtb standards) Klein Mantra mountain bike. I do own a track bike, but it
hasn't been ridden in many years.
I don't recall how old your daughters are, but they've got an excellent
program for young kids at the velodrome. Every 2nd & 4th Sunday, with an
early session for kids 9-13 or so, and a later session for kids 13-17. No
prior experience required, and it's done in a way that the kids have a lot
of fun regardless of their ability.
--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles