10 hours ago
Saturday, May 22, 2010
A couple weeks ago, I got this email from a guy named Phil:
You don't know me John. I live in Spokane Valley, and I follow your cycling escapades on "Cycling Spokane". I can tell you like Bridgestone bikes. I'm looking for a loving home for a nice RB-T. :-)
I used to be a serious cyclist, but now I have a bit of a heart problem. The medication I take doesn't allow much vigorous exercise.
Long-distance, loaded touring was one of the things I used to enjoy the most. Especially in British Columbia and places north, where it's not much fun if you can't ride at least 6 hours a day.
My RB-T has sturdy front and rear racks and fenders. There only about 20,000 careful miles on it, and it's never been over 40 MPH. ;-) I think it's about a 1990 model.
My wife wants me to get it out of the garage. ;-) And I know I'm not going to tour again. So, if you're interested in a free RB-T (rhymes doesn't it), send a reply, or give me a call.
I sent a reply. And went and met Phil and picked up the bike. He toured all over the place: Alaska, BC, Washington. Tons of miles. Cool guy.
Now I'm a happy owner of a 56 cm 1994 RB-T. My favorite production bike of all time and in my size. With a BG front rack. Crazy.
I'm taking a two-day dirt overnighter in about a month, and I'll be taking this bike.
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