May 7 12

Yesterday I paid a visit to John the bicycle guy.

I haven’t been on a bike since I was twelve years old—a red schwinn ten-speed. The “it’s just like riding a bike” expression? Well, it’s an expression for a reason. You really DON’T forget how to ride. So, John the bicycle guy has a house full of bicycles. I’m not even exaggerating, not even a little bit. According to him he had “bikes in every single room of this house, except the washroom.” And he wasn’t lying. Basement, office, dining room, living room, family room, kitchen. Bikes were everywhere. He sized me up really quickly and started racing around each room, looking for what I needed and wanted.

Unfortunately, this is what I needed and wanted.

Perfect, isn’t she? 

As I described Big Blue to him, the cogs started turning.

“I HAVE IT,” he said with a smile.

She’s not blue.

But she’s kind of perfect.

A copper CCM Sunsport, not of this era.

Just like me.

I’m a little bit obsessed in love with her.

She may not be Big Blue.

But she is GINGER. And she’s wonderful.

  1. Welcome home, Ginger. Ali will love you like you deserved to be loved.


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on May 7, 2012
  2. And then I realized I left a comment talking to a bicycle.


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on May 7, 2012
  3. I can totally see you riding that. You and Zooey Deschanel.


    ali replied on

    If only I could pull off Zooey’s bangs. SIGH.


    Avitable replied on

    You don’t need to. You’re Ali fucking Martell. That trumps Zooey’s wide-eyed bang look. :)


    Comment by Avitable on May 7, 2012
  4. It’s great I hope you get much enjoyment from it.


    Comment by Corey Feldman on May 7, 2012
  5. Yay! A bike! I hope you two have fun together.


    Comment by Mrs. Wilson on May 7, 2012
  6. Now all you need is some french bread and a bottle of wine in a basket.


    alimartell replied on

    …and maybe some fresh flowers. :)


    Comment by Kelly on May 7, 2012
  7. I SO get this! My bad boy came from my besties parents garage at their cabin which hadn’t been ridden since her mom was a twelve year old, forty five years ago. Those old boys just need a little lovin’


    Comment by ItsAmy on May 7, 2012
  8. Cute! I’m scared to ride a bike because people in Chicago are assholes to bikers.


    Comment by Kristabella on May 7, 2012
  9. I think Ginger is perfect for you. Will you get a basket? Maybe a bell?


    Comment by Sharon on May 8, 2012

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