Monday, September 1, 2008

Pictures of my other bikes...

...that have not been stolen.

I had a request to show you my other bikes and since I love my girls I wanted to share, but alas I can not find a picture of Lana in her element!! So alas she is pictured below pouting in our storage unit. Here is Blue Bell, she's a Fuji, this picture was taken after the last Houston-Austin MS150 I did in 2007. It's with a bandanna that has my friend's mother's name on it. Doris, now my friend too, has MS and I wrote her name on the red bandanna so she could ride with me in spirit. She helped me get through the 162 miles I logged on the way to Austin.

Lana is a Turner 5-Spot. I used to live in Sedona, AZ where the single track is AMAZING. I don't get to ride her enough any more but I can't bare to part with her. She was the first bike I spent some real money on and had her built from the frame up. I don't deserve a bike as good as Lana, but she makes me look good! I joke that I should have named her Tina because I am so rough on her, but I thought that was just mean. She has sexy pink hubs and matching headset so I settled on Lana. Lana really misses Sedona, and her best friend Bonnie. (Bonnie is a person, not another bike.)

And her is a picture of our key to the storage unit. I love that France still uses these old looking keys. They sure do take up a lot of room though. I wanted to post the picture because you never see keys like this in Houston any more!!

Oh - and my date! We had a great time today. We walked for an hour! Lillian showed me the Hippodrome just down the road. I thought it was a sports arena, but it's a horse track! We walked around the track a little too. It was so pretty. I plan to walk back and take pictures later this week. She said they have races on Monday evenings and you can sit in the stands and just watch for no fee. Wow, I have been to the races in Houston, but I remember having to buy a ticket for a few bucks to get in. Who knows...maybe my new friend is actually a handicapper! The exciting new friendship will only be revealed in later blogs. Stay tuned to find out if indeed I become an apprentice to France's best horse race master handicapper...

3 comments:

Leesa said...

Hi Susan,

Shoot! I left a semi long comment on the post below this and I see that it didn't get registered! ZUT! I don't even remember what I said, but it was something about your bikes... I really like your two bikes and really glad that they are still with you.. Thanks for posting the pics.. They are very nice!
Leesa

Leesa said...

Hi Susan,

Shoot! I left a semi long comment on the post below this and I see that it didn't get registered! ZUT! I don't even remember what I said, but it was something about your bikes... I really like your two bikes and really glad that they are still with you.. Thanks for posting the pics.. They are very nice!
Leesa

Leesa said...

I guess that merits a DOUBLE comment.. Hehehehe!