Beautiful new Kona Paddy Wagon

29 Mar

I’ve been wanting a new bicycle for a while, ever since the tire on my old piece popped mid beach-side ride, forcing me to roll it home from Lake Park on foot while Bradford Beach bums stared on with that “why don’t you just RIDE it?” look.

That was almost a year ago.

Recently, spring briefly sprang during a week with neither school nor snow, and I got all feverish about it. Perfect bike riding time. My piece of shit, wheels-outta-true, innertubeless, too big for me bike sat helpless in the corner of my over-sized foyer, leaving me without wheels.

So, I started looking online, checked out a couple of shops in town, and finally,at the advice of some friends, I rolled (walked) over to to see Cory the Bike Fixer. While the other shops in town spent about 30 seconds trying to not sell me a bicycle, Cory spent about an hour with me figuring out what I wanted in a bike, making a number of recommendations and showing and explaining to me the differences among the different types of bikes he had. I knew at that point that if I was going to buy a bike, it was going to be from that guy. In the end, I pulled the trigger on this:

Why I wanted it:

1. nice, functional, NEW replacement to my aforementioned shitride

2. Better investment than fixing the old one

3. Milwaukee is not a large city and I hang out primarily within a 5 mile radius–no need to drive.

4. It’s pretty

Why I needed it:

1. gurl, you KNOW my ass needs to be workin’ out.

2. Milwaukee is not a large city and I hang out primarily within a 5 mile radius–no need to drive.

Wants and spring-related financial irresponsibility prevailed and now I may or may not be verging on brokeness. At least I have a nice, free mode of transportation. Anybody wanna ride bikes?


3 Responses to “Beautiful new Kona Paddy Wagon”

  1. fatdanno March 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    yes. i both want and need to ride bikes. let’s do it!

  2. emilyruud March 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    let’s go now!

  3. Tony March 30, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Alright, this weekend. What are you doing? You, me, Sarah, and anyone else. We’re going on a ride. Saturday is supposed to be 47 degrees and sunny!

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