Friday, 7 August 2009
Fare Thee Well, Specialized!
I sold the Specialized to a sweet young thing from St. James who was so enthusiastic about buying it. She couldn't believe I was selling it and that no one had snapped it up earlier, considering I had posted it on Kijiji on July 25.
Because she is a good three inches shorter than I am, she is much more upright on the Specialized than I was. I offered to let her try Eselin so she could compare the two, but she said she wasn't 'old enough' to want to consider a bike like the Batavus.
I just smiled. How can you possibly explain the appeal of a Dutch bike to someone who thinks they are just for 'older' people?