|Me and my bike. Photo taken by Dan.|
After more looking, and lots of considering, I decided that fixing my old bike up was a cheaper option and a really good one for someone as sentimental as me. So, I took it to the local bike shop and they put road tires on it again (I had replaced its road tires with mountain biking ones). They replaced the rusty cables and oiled the chains enough that I wasn't having to work extra hard to pedal. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my bike was fun to ride again! I added a bike rack on the back (for snacks, jackets, or library books) and a speedometer (It's fun to know how fast you are going and how far you have ridden). So, the bike that my Dad bought for me, and he bought me a good one, is working for me still. Good exercise and good fun. Thanks Dad!