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A beautiful day for a ride


It followed me home ... can I keep it?

I have jokingly said, many times, that the proper number of bicycles a person should have is one more than you currently own.

I didn't know I'd be proving that to be true ... but I did.

Recently, while preparing to make a trip to Louisville for the day, I ran across a Silver Mist 1976 Schwinn Continental on Craigslist. I've been shopping bikes on CL with an eye toward fixing a few for sale locally, and I thought this one could be a pretty easy sale.

As it turns out, it was ... for me ... but it won't be again.

One look at this bike -- scratched, faded, partially missing paint, cruddy tires, fossilized brakes and all -- told me it needed a home with my other three two-wheelers.  Even my wife seemed to like it ... ummm ... well ... OK, so she didn't say "no."

And the price sealed its fate.  I won't give away what it cost me, but it was well under what I paid for the '70 Racer last fall ... and even after ordering parts, it's come out under what…