Taylor has a great new-old bike! How pretty is this?
A friend of ours (from elementary school) came into town
to help his parents clean out the garage and other things. He
contacted us and asked if we could come over because there
were some really interesting things that he wanted to know
if Tom would like to restore. One of them was this great
old bike that had been his sister's. It still had the receipt and
full instructions with it. The receipt looks to be dated 1987.
This was a super way for Taylor to have a new bike
and to learn to work on one. It was an unusually warm
weekend so Taylor washed and dried it.
My husband purchased the tires, brake pads, etc.
and they set up shop in the garage. Pretty soon it
was looking brand new again and it was time to ride.
But it's dark!
No fear, Tom hopped on his 4-wheeler and
followed Taylor down our gravel road!
We're a dead end road on a ridge top
with only about 6 houses on the road,
all either family or friends of ours.
She'll need some practice on a 10 speed,
she really hasn't had much bike experience
so even starting and stopping are challenging for her.
We'll take her to the state park where it is paved
and let her practice then she'll be ready to
ride the bike trails with us when the weather improves.