This morning I offered for sale on Craigslist a Bridgestone Grand Velo 3000 frame and fork.
Even though it was a bit too large for me, I held onto it for more than ten years. It was just too pretty.
Posting the ad gave me a sick feeling. I fall deeply in love with every bicycle I work on. The longer it is in my care, the deeper the love.
It sold in under 30 minutes to someone I know (even though the sale was anonymous and I didn’t contact anyone about it).
Happily, I know this someone will take very good care of it. That takes some of the sting out of it.
I will try to keep the ball rolling with a few more sales this Spring.
Otherness? A friend forwarded to me his colleague’s blog. The writer is a librarian with a love for cycling history. I’ve been through twenty or so posts and am enjoying it. He is a good and careful researcher. You should stop by if you have time.
Three cheers to the workers, all!