Ya gotta love Fridays...or just like them a little bit. Hopefully you all will get some fun time in this weekend. Remember as a kid when 'FUN' was our main focus instead of a luxury??? And kids think they have it so hard today.
Ah, to be young again. I remember what Charles Schultz (creator of Peanuts comics) wrote once. Being grown up means you can't ride in the back seat any more. Thinking about
that really can have a deep meaning. BUT...as a kid remember the fun we had on wheels/bikes. Didn't matter what we had as long as it rolled along on wheels...two preferably.
Do you remember your first bike? What color was it and what did it look like?
Since my only sibling was an older brother I got his hand-me-downs as far as bikes were concerned. But after a couple of them he either hung on to them or trashed them riding so hard. So, dad took pity on me and decided to make me the most wonderful bike ever. We didn't have tons of money as dad was a teacher. Back then a teachers salary was about
$7-8,000/year. So new bikes for me were not in the game plan. (But I DO remember my brother getting a new bike...hmmmm...lol) Since I had way outgrown the last hand-me-down dad went to work with my uncle as his able assistant. The uncle procured the bike...an old Army bike like the ones you see on MASH. Yep, it was that lovely camo green/gray color. (barf) (shudder)...lol But that didn't stop them. They banged out a few dings and dents, got the chain lubricated and cleaned up the metal surfaces. Then out came the paint. It was <drum roll> a lovely bright lavender!! At that time it was my favorite color. Mom had decorated my bedroom with lavender curtains that I loved so naturally I needed a lavender bike. Oh, I absolutely adored that bike, even disregared the fact that I could barely make it move. It was like peddling a Sherman Tank! That thing weighed at least 857 pounds if I remember right. But who cared?! Getting it up the hill we lived on was mostly pushing but watch out for me coming down. Waahooo...the lavender streak!!! Brakes??!!?? Oh jeez...I had to jump up and down on them to make them work but I never did crash.....too bad. Ahhh, those are wonderful memories even tho I must have looked like a goofball on my lovely lavender bike.
So, what kind of bike or wheeled vehicle did you have as a kid???
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