The boys are really getting into riding their bikes again. It's kind of a seasonal thing in Montana, compared to being able to right year-round in California. I thought it would be fun to take our bikes to Grand Teton in June, so I got mine down from the rack and looked at it. Oh my gosh -- the poor old thing! I thought I just might have to replace the tubes, but turns out the tires were shot. It used to have a gel seat, but that had turned rock hard. There were a few other things broken as well. We figured it would cost just as much to fix as it would be to buy a new bike. So, rather than shooting it and putting it out of its misery, we took it to the pound instead. Maybe someone at the Salvation Army can get it in shape again.
I think we bought it in the early 80s when the girls were babies. It still had the thing on the back where we used to hook up the girl's bike seats. It was an old bike. However, considering I haven't rode that much lately, I didn't want to spend too much on a new one. We went to Target today and I was planning on buying one of the $99 mountain bikes I had seen there. I ended up with this one above, which cost about twice as much, but it seems like a good bike. I read some good reviews anyway. It's a Schwinn Clear Creek and it's teal green. I haven't ridden in years, so now my legs feel like jelly. I think we're going to go on a ride tomorrow by the Swan River, so hopefully I will survive! I'm sure my legs will be mush by tomorrow night though.
How about you -- do you ride much or like riding?