If you look at this blog remotely, you have noticed my constant whining and complaining as only a millennial could possibly do in regards to bikes. I’m going to sell this bike, I’m going to ride this bike til I’m dead, yada yada yada. It’s a never ending cycle. Pun intended. All that said, I am still trying to figure out what the hell I am doing with bicycles.
I will preface this: I do really really like the ICT. It’s a fun bike. It’s a heavy bike. I do enjoy riding it. However, I am a professional consumer. New products hit the market, and I am drooling. I use bicycles as a form of currency, so the ICT could bring in a decent haul, with either cash or a great trade. But what would I replace it with? That dilemma continues on repeat in my head.
I would like to have something lighter. A “regular” 29er would be cool. Do you all remember when 29ers were the weird bike on the market? I remember reading articles and letters to the editor in Dirt Rag about how that wheel size would never take off. Its funny to read those old issues now! I would also still like a legit Rivendell. A Hunqapillar would be amazing, as would an Atlantis, Sam, or Appaloosa too. That has me thinking that I would be okay without a legit mountain bike…
I enjoy mountain biking. A lot. Could I survive without a tried and true mountain bike? Could the All City Macho Man fill the dirt requirements? I think it’s possible. For around a year my only bike in the stable was an Xtracycle conversion, then at another time my only bike was a Salsa Fargo, so I think it just might be possible. But then again part of me wants to rejoin the single speed dirt tribe.
Again, whining and complaining. At some point I will figure out my cycling lifestyle without buying all the bikes.
It is nice to have these thoughts bouncing around in my head as opposed to the train wreck that has been the Trump administration so far. Bikes are trying to keep me distracted, which is welcome, but at the same time I am going to stay woke.